Actress Fan Bingbing has really been hogging headlines recently.
The star of the hit TV drama The Empress of China drew some (possibly) unwanted attention to herself after taking a tumble on the red carpet at an event last week. While the part-time philanthropist seemed to brush off the fall, images of the mishap spread online after her famous boyfriend, Li Chen, poked fun at her in a post to his Weibo account.
Asia Pop News has the crucial details:
The couple was walking down the stairs from the stage when Bingbing suddenly lost her balance and went down on her knees. Luckily, Li Chen was next to her and reached out his hand to help her up.
Later in the afternoon, Li Chen uploaded several photos of her fall and teased his girlfriend, “My goddess girlfriend suddenly knelt down and scared me. I can only say that she deserves this swinging hair.”
Bingbing immediately responded to Li Chen’s post and said, “Since you let everyone see my clumsy fall, do you want to try kneeling on a durian tonight?”
The affectionate banter between the two got netizens all worked up, and the post has nearly gone viral since.
“They are only doing this for the popularity” one slightly negative netizen “analyzed” after many joked that Fan appeared to be proposing to Li. “It’s probably a cliché method to catch the audience’s attention for a movie they’re going to be in.”
Others lamented that “it’s emotional torture to see such a good looking couple showing off their love in front of us.”
By Maggie Wong