The talent show ”Youth With You 3“ is coming to the end. However, the show and the trainee Tony Yu Jingtian have been caught in a storm of controversy before the upcoming finale.
On the evening of May 4, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Radio and Television issued an official document urgently calling off the subsequent recording of ”Youth With You 3“.
“In response to the problems related to website variety show “Youth With You 3” reported by the public, we attached great importance to it and held talks with the relevant persons in charge, ordering iQIYI to suspend the production of “Youth With You 3”.
The emergency suspension by the Bureau of Radio and Television before the finale had an unimaginable impact on both the show and the trainees.
Subsequently, the official account of “Youth With You 3” confirmed the news and said that they sincerely accepted and firmly obeyed.
In the early morning of May 5, Tony Yu (Yu Jingtian)’s agency officially released a statement that Tony Yu was unable to continue the recording of the show due to medical reasons and therefore Tony Yu Jingtian decided to withdraw from the competition of “Youth With You 3”.
There are many opinions on the reason why the show has been suspended. Most netizens believe that Tony Yu is the key, while others were saying that it is likely to be related to the “dumping of milk”.
Some time ago, a netizen posted a video to report that some people were dumping a brand of dairy products down the drain and that the brand was the title sponsor of “Youth With You 3”.
The title sponsor prints voting QR codes on the lid of each bottle of dairy products, and each QR code corresponds to one vote.
If you want to vote repeatedly for your idols, you have to buy more drinks. So there is a situation where fans buy dairy products just to vote and don’t drink them.
The drinks that have been opened can’t be sold twice, so there is a situation where dairy products are poured down the drain and recycled plastic bottles.
But this wasteful behavior caught the attention of the official media after the video went viral. On 4 May, the Xinhua news agency severely criticized the phenomenon.
Recently, Yu Jingtian, who is extremely popular in the show “Youth With You 3”, has been subjected to much controversy.
The KTV run by his parents was suspected of involving in porn services and drugs. The local media has also publicly reported similar content before, and there are many drug-related judgments about it.
Even though Tony Yu Jingtian’s mother clarified that the KTV had been transferred out as early as 2008, but then the industrial and commercial changes were only completed in 2019, there were still many drug-related cases that existed before 2008 which could not be reasonably explained.
Then netizens once again found that Yu Jingtian’s parents were not only deeply involved in the KTV operation, but also wrote off some related companies on May 1.
The storm over this matter has not completely passed, Tony Yu Jingtian was picked out again by netizens. When he participated in a talent show in South Korea, he was claiming Canadian nationality. The netizens questioned Tony Yu Jingtian’s dual nationality.
Tony Yu Jingtian, who was expected to make his C-position debut, faced all kinds of questions. He did not give a response.
After the news was revealed, netizens have been boycotting Tony Yu and asking him to withdraw from the “Yout With You 3. They hope it will not affect the future and career of the other trainees!
However, many days have passed, although the boycott is getting stronger and stronger, Tony Yu has no intention of withdrawing from the competition, and is not even affected at all.
This matter involves too wide a scope. Not only Yu Jingtian lost a lot of fans, but also there are many netizens organized to report.
After the controversy of Tony Yu, the ranking of “Youth With You 3” has also changed. In the voting before the final, Yu Jingtian, who had been in the C position, had been replaced by Luo Yizhou, but the gap was not large.
Many of Yu Jingtian’s fans said they would vote their idol back into first place again. But now it seems that not only will Tony Yu Jingtian not return to first place, but the group’s debut is even more out of reach.
But whatever the reason for the show’s suspension, it is the innocent trainees who have suffered the most, such as Lian Huaiwei, the trainee who was once just one step away from making his debut, Sun Yihang who persisted in his dream for seven years and so on.
All the trainees are going on stage with all their hopes, but in the end, they can only sigh helplessly.