When the clock struck 12 midnight on Qixi Festival (seventh day of the seventh lunar month), which is also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day, Li Chen posted a group photo taken during the filming of Zhejiang Television variety show Challengers Union.
The image showed the programme’s fixed cast members including Fan Bingbing, former EXO member Wu Yi Fan (Kris), Scarlet Heart star Lin Gengxin, Taiwanese comedian Chen Han Dian and Chinese actor-host Dong Chengpeng. Calling himself a “champion photo-editor”, Li Chen digitally added an “animal hat” on each member.
Sharp-eyed netizens noticed that Bingbing placed her hand on top of Li Chen’s, as well as the band on her ring finger, drawing envy from their single fans. “Are you trying to blind us [by flashing your happiness]?” a netizen commented.
On the other hand, Gengxin posted the same photo with his own edits. The actor drew an “X” on married man Chengpeng and “tears” on the faces of other members. As for the couple, Gengxin framed them in a heart shape. He wrote: “It’s torturous to film the show on Qixi!”