A series of breaking scandals related to famous Chinese artists such as Kris Wu, Zheng Shuang, Zhang Zhehan,… have disappointed fans with the morality and lifestyle of various celebrities nowadays.
Within the first 8 months of 2021, the Chinese entertainment industry has continuously received shocking news. Numerous scandals of famous artists in the industry were exposed, revealing their problematic personal lives. Not only is it a matter of personality, the artists’ scandals are also a direct violation of morality and law. Zheng Shuang was involved in the controversy over surrogacy, Kris Wu was caught in a shocking sex scandal, preying on minors, Zhang Zhehan being boycotted because of unpatriotic behavior, or Henry Huo’s withdrawal from the entertainment industry after being exposed by his girlfriend,… All of these scandals have made fans lose faith in the glamorous and magnificent entertainment industry.
The Site 163 reported, in order to restore the reputation of artists and strengthen the ethical supervision of celebrities, the Chinese film industry held a morality class to foster ethics for entertainers and managers in the industry. This is a class to improve professionalism and moral qualities for young artists, ensuring the healthy development of the entertainment industry.
Notably, photos of this class have been shared, many famous artists are seen such as Zhang Yishan, Meng Ziyi, Chen He, Hu Bingqing,… This class was held from July 17 to July 20. Pictures of the event have now become a hot topic on social media.
This ethics training class reportedly has the participation of more than 64 artists. The page BJH stated that, in addition to advocating moral code and artistic morals, the class also specially invited experts to talk about tax issues, office management, and management of issues related to social media of celebrities.
This has become a wake-up call about the personal and professional ethics of the artists in showbiz. Before their stumblings, Zheng Shuang, Kris Wu, Henry Huo, Zhang Zhehan, and Hua Chenyu, were all considered talented artists who could bring positive energy to their fans. As a result, it has been proved that behind the fancy cover of the entertainment industry hides numerous black shades.
However, the issue has raised controversies on the SNS sites. Netizens are wondering whether these training courses could actually bring positive affect to showbiz. Chinese celebrities have received great attention from the public and earn a great amount of budget. However, many of them didn’t manage their images and personal life and now have to attend the training classes. In short, they should have trained their qualities and personalities before appearing in showbiz.
However, many people still consider it is a necessity to open more training courses to raise the artists’ awareness of the bad influences that they might encounter and train them to become well-mannered artists. Therefore, they could create a fair and powerful entertainment industry.