Chinese reality show ‘Back to Field’ accused of using aids when stars should bully her (VIDEO)
Chinese reality show “Back to Field” has come under fire from social media users for using assistants and helpers. — Photo via Facebook/湖南卫视芒果TV
By Sylvia Looi
Thursday 09 June 2022 11:46 MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 — Chinese reality show Back to the field was slammed by sharp-eyed social media users who called out the stars for using assistants and assistants on the show.
Now in its sixth season, the show revolves around its stars He Jiong, Lay Zhang, actors Huang Lei and Peng Yuchang and actress Wendy Zhang moving to a rural part of Xiangxi in Hunan Province to experience life in the most basic ways, like growing and cooking their own food, building their own furniture, and cleaning up after themselves, 8 days reported.
The show was a hit with viewers, delighted to see these stars away from the glitz and glamor of showbiz, while doing all their chores without the help of their assistants or aides.
However, things changed recently when a sharp-eyed viewer spotted a lady, who was not part of the cast, cleaning up next to the sink when the camera caught Huang entering the kitchen.
Afterwards, a social media user who claimed to be staying near the show’s filming location said her mother said her two aunts had been hired to do the dishes.
Following the revelation, viewers began to turn against the show.
A social media user said this explained why the table was clean the next day despite the stars not being shown doing the dishes.
“That’s why every time [they] to end [their] meal, [they] would go to another room to chat and play games. When they get up the next day, everything is clean and tidy again.
Although there was no official response from the show’s producers, one of the series’ directors, Zhang Hang Xi, wrote on Weibo, “Maid? Do they speak of me ?”