Villain Is Happy Being A Father - 47
Translator: Shi XiaoLing(aka LemonSquash)
Approximately 7 O’clock in the evening, Weibo traffic was the heaviest. It was when the netizens who had just left their classes or relieved/released from their studies would pick up their mobile phones, and scrolled through Weibo while they had nothing to do.
Wang Marketing, a well-known entertainment news source on Weibo, posted a blog that ignited the Weibo community and the netizens exploded.
Movie Emperor Zhu’s incident had been in a heated uproar for over half a month. It was one of the top searches on the internet. Looking at this as a public relation/marketing strategy, the “Entertainment Front-line’s” dug up more “black history” regarding the Movie Emperor.
The people who jumped on that bandwagon did so, and the people who were in it for the drama got their popcorn ready; lasty, those who would hit a man when he was down would do exactly that and kept adding insult to injury. Hence, the scandal just became bigger and bigger.
Being the first to break this news, “Entertainment Frontline” had become the biggest winner, its ranking moved up to the highest level. Their number of followers on Weibo increased by the millions, and the viewer’s traffic had reached almost on par with those A-list celebrities.
The Movie Emperor’s gossip was still on fire. And, it was at this time that “Entertainment Frontline” released another blog, referred to a certain “Movie Emperor” by a pseudonym “Z”, who was concealing his hidden marriage and child from the public. At 9:00 p.m., the truth was put out in public.
Everyone was taken aback/stunned/surprised. This was the first time this kind of news was released regarding Movie Emperor Zhu. And the most popular celebrity with the letter Z in their surname was only Zhu Ji, so everyone subconsciously thought of him.
The comments were as follows:
⸺In other words, “The Frontline” wants to say it was Zhu Ji?”
⸺”Upstairs, I also thought of Zhu Ji when I read it for the first time. So “The Front Line” is ready to die with Zhu Ji? It’s disgusting how some people dare to take advantage of those who are down by underhanded methods. To eat people’s blood buns if you don’t put them away every day! “
⸺”I admit that Zhu Ji has some kind of black history and infamy now, but I firmly don’t believe that he is secretly married and has children!”
⸺”Is ZJ dead? Every day by these marketing numbers pull one over him! I can’t tolerate this. Bah! “
⸺”It’s not necessarily Zhu Ji, it could be Movie Emperor Zhang or Zhao? Both of them are older and also unmarried men. “
⸺”Zhu Ji is so disgusting! He acted like a White Lotus in human form. He was praised to the heavens by fans. Now this image has collapsed, right? Even hiding his marriage and children from fans? Oh! “
⸺”I will bear and wait till 9 o’clock and see if this news will be confirmed! If this news turns out to be false, and they are just slandering him, look how I am going to teach “The Front Line” a lesson! “
Inside the core fan group of Movie Emperor Zhu, “Earthly Silence”, someone forwarded a micro blog link and messaged after a while since the photo incident:
⸺”What should we do? Who leaked the news?”
The group leader was so angry that he started swearing in the group, and the administrator was also flustered. All of them had been solid brain dead fans for many years. None of them would leak the news, so how was the news leaked to the paparazzi?
From 7:00pm to 9:00pm, two hours that were considered the peak of Weibo traffic. After two hours of waiting, the news that the Movie Emperor was suspected of having a child from a hidden marriage stayed at the top of the hot search list. Fans of the Movie Emperor Zhu, and a few/several Anti-fans rushed to “Entertainment Frontline” Weibo blog and started to watch the show as they crunch melon seeds.
The haters had started to revel in others’ misery even before they looked at the blog. They gloated that the Movie Emperor didn’t deserve fans. He hid his marriage and children from his fans. They also laughed at some stubborn fans and said they deserved to be wronged like this!
It was such a shameful and scandalous thing to speak of. But even before the truth of the matter came out, the scandal was already considered true and all the blame was pinned on Movie Emperor Zhu’s head.
⸺”Anyway, his public image is already falling. It’s no surprise that his moral character is so bad that he will hide his marriage and children from the public, isn’t it?”
At the same time, a person’s name was mentioned very frequently. It was unknown if it was the Fans or the Water Army (1). Speaking of Wei Ming, that young kid was a newcomer who was previously in the same crew as the Movie Emperor Zhu, and was suppressed by him.
Student Wei Ming was a handsome young lad who was as popular as a poodle among young females. His origin was from an unknown place, and it was only because of the Movie Emperor that he could enter the industry.. But he acted as if he was a victim being suppressed, and this naturally attracted the attention of netizens.
But if you look closely, one would see that he was very handsome. From the video, it could also be seen that his acting was also good. However, it was difficult for him to rise since he was being suppressed.
It was well known that Movie Emperor Zhu was famous for his acting skills, and he didn’t use simple means to suppress a newcomer. Therefore, Wei Ming, the little brother, had earned sympathy from passers-by and Movie Emperor Zhu’s haters. This resulted in a soar of his popularity.
Someone mentioned that if they wanted to be a fan of someone, they would be a fan of this kind of idol. This little brother was so cute, naive and hardworking. They would not be afraid of their feelings being cheated, could become a fan with ease!
Since “Entertainment Frontline” posted this blog, the Weibo staff felt as if another storm was waiting for them: emergency overtime.
At 9 o’clock in the evening, under the spotlight, Entertainment Frontline posted the blog.
Entertainment Frontline: We’ve let everyone wait for a long time, no more nonsense. Here’s the truth. <<JPG.JPG>> Two photos were attached below.
The first photo was the DNA results, on which Zhu Ji’s name was clearly written, and the name of the child with the same surname as Zhu Ji. “According to the results of DNA test and analysis, the genetic index is 99.9999%. This proves that Zhu Ji and Zhu Yinyin shared a genetic relationship on the premise of eliminating external interference.”
This clear identification alone made everyone drop their jaws in shock. They couldn’t wait and hurriedly opened the second photo.
There was a child bundled in the arms of a man who looked like jade. His eyes and eyebrows were lowered. He was reaching out and patting the child’s shoulder to soothe her. This picture was inexplicably warm, many people became speechless.
The haters took the lead in commenting:
⸺”Hahaha! This is the most shocking reveal I’ve ever seen! What else can I say to you? Does somebody need to explain anything anymore “
⸺”Zhu Ji is so disgusting! He hid his marriage and children, and let people stay in the dark about it, bah! “
⸺”Can somebody say that this is not true! Did my brother really cheat people and marry secretly and had children? “
As the haters took pleasure in the news, only some fans were somber.
#Wish you a happy life!#
#Z the movie king’s deception#
A number of real-time hot searches made it to the top of the list. Weibo crashed for about half a minute, but fortunately, it came back online again.
At this time, Zhu Ji along with the ‘dumpling’ had a good meal, and the old-fashioned TV set at home was playing cartoons.
The phone on the side rang.
After the accident, Zhu Ji had to change his mobile phone number. His original number was leaked. Every day, haters would call and texted him abusively, so he simply changed it.
The new number was unknown to everyone except for a few close and trusted friends.
Zhu Ji opened the mobile phone, and his eyes suddenly froze.
Yang Bingbing: “Brother Ji, someone’s been messing with you again. It’s rumored that you’ve married and had a child in secret!”
Zhu Ji’s Weibo and WeChat accounts had long been deactivated. Yang Bingbing sent over several short messages.
⸺”Brother Ji, these fools are so funny. I have known you for ten years. Wouldn’t I know whether you are married or not? And have children? Pooh!/Pei!
⸺”Damn it, brother Ji, you have to fight back. Are you going to let them make rumors? Anyway, just a word from brother Ji, you will be supported immediately.
Yang Bingbing was also one of the top tier stars in the circle. He was a singer who had previously debuted in a talent show. He was a publicity boy who sang rock-and-roll. With his excellent appearance and excellent singing skills, Yang Bingbing became popular quickly.
After all, the Music industry had not been ideal in recent years. Moreover, a singer’s movement/growth and exposure couldn’t be compared with the actors. Yang Bingbing began to transition over to performing.
When he had first entered this circle, he didn’t know anything. Even if the agent hired a professional teacher to teach him, he still didn’t know what to do. He was scolded by the director on the set every day.
At this time on the set, the director’s favorite,Emperor Zhu Ji, who everyone was so envious of, gave him two pointers.
Yang Bingbing tasted the sweetness and had the courage to ask for advice every day. The Movie Emperor was not impatient. He answered every question and taught him personally. Later, under his guidance, Yang Bingbing slowly opened his mind and got along well. He was also confused and took the title of Emperor’s Brother.
Therefore, in Yang Bingbing’s mind, Zhu Ji was a good friend and also his mentor. When the incident involving Zhu Ji occurred,/When Zhu Ji was involved in the accident, at the start, he had wanted to stand up for him and defend him. But Zhu Ji stopped him. He said that he was going to quit the circle and told him to not ruin his own future.
This time, Yang Bingbing was also the first one not to believe the rumor.
Zhu ji’s eyebrows creased into a frown, he hovered his finger above the link to open the Weibo page for a long time but did not click on it. He went back to the search page and saw a few hot searches with his name.
After browsing, his fingers moved and he thought back to the past.
Yang Bingbing was in his apartment. He was in such a hurry that he didn’t reply. When he was about to call, his mobile phone dropped.
Brother Ji: “No hidden marriage, the child is really mine.”
Yang Bingbing: ”??????????!!!!!!!!!!”
He called right away.
Zhu Ji looked at the child who had fallen asleep. He turned the phone on silent and he didn’t answer. He carried the sleeping child into the bedroom and put her on the bed before returning to the living room.
When he answered the phone, the quick-tempered youth could not wait to ask, “No, what do you mean, brother? Who is this child really? Is it really yours? “
“Where did the child come from? How come I didn’t know?”
“Isn’t that photo from the Frontline a fake bullshit? When did you have children? Brother Ji, you actually kept it from me? Am I not your good brother?”
Zhu Ji rubbed his brows and said, “Calm down.”
“How can you be so calm, brother? Tell me?”
Zhu Ji told Yao Li’s story in a concise and comprehensive way. In the end, he said, “Yinyin is my child. No matter how she came to be, she is my child.”
He narrowed his eyes. His warm eyebrows and eyes were sharp for a moment, he gave a sigh, “Just get angry at me. It’s too much for a child.”
Yang Bingbing immediately raised his voice and said happily, “Brother Ji, do you finally have the will to fight back? If you ask me, it may be Wei Ming who did it. He is not famous, but he has a big gut/great courage!”
“Hey, brother, after a while, when the storm is over, I’ll get a gift and see my niece!”
Yang Bingbing knew that his brother Ji had planned to retreat from the circle, but now he was willing to fight back. He was unhappy, but/however, he was very fond of his three-year-old niece who had aroused his fighting spirit.
He thought the photo was fake. Now Yang Bingbing re-opened the photo and saved it in his mobile phone. Although he couldn’t see her face, looking at the small, chubby back, he felt she might be very cute!
Tang Bingbing used a filter app to make the photo clearer, he felt more and more that his little niece was in pain! He still didn’t know if she also looked like brother Ji?
Zhu Ji hung up the phone and looked at the small and orderly home. He was afraid Yang Bingbing would be disappointed. He didn’t intend to return to the circle, but it didn’t hinder his plan to counterattack.
Zhu Ji logged in to his own authenticated account, which had an overwhelming amount of @’s which he straight up ignored, and posted a micro blog.
Zhu Ji: “This is a battlefield for adults, don’t bring children into this mess. No hidden marriage. The child belongs to me. Don’t bully my daughter.”
(1) Water Army: On the Internet in China, an Internet Water Army or Wangluo shui jun (simplified Chinese: 网络水军) is a group of Internet ghostwriters paid to post online comments with particular content.
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