Following the major uproar caused by the leaked photos of Chinese actress Fan Bingbing having sex on a horse in her new romance war film Lady of the Dynasty, her actor boyfriend Li Chen was asked for his opinions on the topic when he attended an event on Monday.
The 36-year-old proved to be very supportive of Bingbing and explained that the scene was not “over-the-top” to him. He defended his girlfriend, saying, “If it was me in her situation, she would be supportive of me too. I mean, that’s showbiz.”
That same day on Weibo, he posted a picture which netizens speculated was meant to divert attention away from the topic. He had edited a photo of 33-year-old Bingbing posing next to a life-sized Baymax from Disney’s Pixar animation film Big Hero 6 and added many other cartoon characters including Doraemon and Hello Kitty.
After Li Chen captioned, “I think my photo editing skills are superb!”, one netizen even replied, “I think your skills in showing your affection [for Bingbing] are superb!”
More rumours spread on Weibo about how the scene was going to be deleted due to “technical reasons”, but people would have to wait for the movie’s release tomorrow to confirm the hearsay.