Following scandals over huge payments for single show appearances and boastful posts on social media about spending, China is now asking why celebrities like Su Mang get huge meal allowances. Photo: GC Images
Following scandals over huge payments for single show appearances and boastful posts on social media about spending, China is now asking why celebrities like Su Mang get huge meal allowances. Photo: GC Images

Chinese celebrity pay scandal: backlash after famous editor complains on reality TV show that daily meal allowance not enough

  • The high profile spending and pay of influencers and celebrities in socialist China are increasingly coming under harsh scrutiny and public critique in recent years
  • The scandal comes just weeks after actress Zheng Shuang enraged the public when details of her pay became public

Following scandals over huge payments for single show appearances and boastful posts on social media about spending, China is now asking why celebrities like Su Mang get huge meal allowances. Photo: GC Images
Following scandals over huge payments for single show appearances and boastful posts on social media about spending, China is now asking why celebrities like Su Mang get huge meal allowances. Photo: GC Images

Corrected [11:55am, 27 May, 2021]

  • [11:55am, 27 May, 2021]

    A previous version of this story identified Su Mang as the current editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar China. She is the former editor-in-chief of the publication.

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