Xiao Zhan (left) and Wang Yibo in a still from The Untamed. The controversy around a piece of homoerotic fan fiction featuring the pair has cost Xiao heavily. Xiao Zhan (left) and Wang Yibo in a still from The Untamed. The controversy around a piece of homoerotic fan fiction featuring the pair has cost Xiao heavily.
Xiao Zhan (left) and Wang Yibo in a still from The Untamed. The controversy around a piece of homoerotic fan fiction featuring the pair has cost Xiao heavily.

How Chinese TV star and boy band idol Xiao Zhan was brought down by his own fans

  • A piece of homoerotic fan fiction depicting Xiao and fellow star of The Untamed Wang Yibo was published on two websites
  • Xiao’s fans complained to authorities, who closed both sites, angering millions of users, who boycotted Xiao and the brands he supported

Topic |   China Society
Xiao Zhan (left) and Wang Yibo in a still from The Untamed. The controversy around a piece of homoerotic fan fiction featuring the pair has cost Xiao heavily. Xiao Zhan (left) and Wang Yibo in a still from The Untamed. The controversy around a piece of homoerotic fan fiction featuring the pair has cost Xiao heavily.
Xiao Zhan (left) and Wang Yibo in a still from The Untamed. The controversy around a piece of homoerotic fan fiction featuring the pair has cost Xiao heavily.
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