5 year-old Xiao Xiao Bin bullied by SETTV reporter

The child super star attended a promotional event with his current on-screen mom Bianca Bai yesterday. Following a report on March 8th in UDN blaming Xiao Xiao Bin for dragging down ratings, one of the reporters at the event was brainless enough to question him about it.

SETTV’s Wan Quan Yu Le entertainment reporter Wu Pei-Fen asked, “You can always be seen on TV, (the audience) don't want to see you anymore, what do you think?" Xiao Xiao Bin calmly answered, “It can’t be like this, you have to ask my dad.” However, Xiao Xiao Bin was clearly shaken by the question after leaving the stage.   He later asked his dad Xiao Bin Bin, “Why doesn’t everyone want to see me?”

While Xiao Xiao Bin and Bianca Bai took questions from the press, the same reporter also inconsiderately asked the actress, “Some people think he (Xiao Xiao Bin) is over-exposed, and poisonous at the box office (referring to ratings)?” Bianca Bai later said in an interview, “I was shocked at the time, and also angry. The ratings are not a child’s responsibility. It makes people’s hearts ache. Moreover, the ratings are higher whenever he appears on screen.” The SETTV reporter clearly didn’t do any research before asking her questions -- Xiao Xiao Bin’s P.S. Man and Down With Love are the top two rated idol dramas on Sundays. How can he possibly be “box office posion”?

Xiao Xiao Bin’s manager said, “The media treated a 5 year-old child with such viciousness. (We) won’t let him speak to the media directly from now on. If there are any questions, ask me or Xiao Bin Bin.” He added, “If everyone doesn’t want to see him, then is Fei Ge (Top host Chang Fei) stupid? Fei Ge especially invited him to be on ‘Big Brother’.”

As this turned into a PR nightmare for SETTV, the network responded, “SETTV WQYL’s reporter asked the question in hopes to give Xiao Xiao Bin an opportunity to explain himself, and put an end to the rumors.” They added that Xiao Xiao Bin has been a ratings winner from Autumn’s Concerto to P.S. Man. SETTV aired the interview on their show (see below) anyways, unfortunately they have yet to apologize for the incident.

On the left: Bianca Bai and Xiao Xiao Bin take questions from reporters.
On the right: Reporter Wu Pei-Fen (first from the left) asks Xiao Xiao Bin to respond about the ratings crisis.

A clip of the interview:

Source: AppledailyTW, Chinatimes, Nownews, gar0922's Channel

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