The enchanting bread-puller known as ‘Yif’ did not have a great run during the Spring Festival gala, and his luck is only getting worse; photos have popped up online revealing that the super-secret backdrop of Yif’s magic show, abandoned in some CCTV parking lot.
The horse-painted backdrop featured prominently in Yif’s gala show (above) and please note the lovely 面包 (bread) hole spotted by some lucky parking-lot wanderer and promptly uploaded to Weibo.
Yif’s CCTV show didn’t exactly dazzle onlookers, but this is still some sloppy work by CCTV, as internet users pointed out. Some notable Weibo comments say that CCTV is “too irresponsible!” and that “performers treat magic props as very important things [and] leaving it out to greet visitors – and letting them take pictures – doesn’t seem like a good thing.”
Poor Yif and his magical bread hole. Better luck at next year’s gala.