(Observer Network News) Late at night on September 5, Fei'er Orchestra guitarist Ah Qin posted on Weibo apologizing for the previous "inappropriate wording", saying that the original intention was to express that "the artists in front of the stage are in a weak position in the industrial chain of capital."
Earlier, after Ah Qin saw that the former artist Lin Yanjun was caught in the "love affair storm", he wrote down statements such as "artists have always been the most pitiful in the industry" for "solidarity" with the latter, which caused netizens to question.
Ah Qin (left) and Lin Yanjun
Musician Ah Qin (real name Huang Hanqing) is now the guitarist of the Fei'er Orchestra (F.I.R.), who has released popular songs such as "Our Love" and "Your Smile" with the group, and has composed songs such as Zhang Shaohan's "Lost Beauty" and Jolin Tsai's "Compromise".
Since 2014, Ah Qin has followed the example of the Training System of the Korean showbiz circle to create a "TPI (Taiwan Playground Idol) Taiwan Trainee", during which the trainee boy group M.O.B was established, and Lin Yanjun, who debuted in the mainland variety show "Idol Trainee" in 2018, was previously a member of M.O.B.
A few days ago, Lin Yanjun, a former member of Nine Percent, was photographed going in and out of the hotel with a beautiful woman, and the suspected relationship was exposed. Lin Yanjun Studio issued a statement on September 4 saying that the online video was shot abnormally, and "relevant and untrue information" caused many misunderstandings. After the controversy continued to ferment, Lin Yanjun himself posted in the early morning of September 6, apologizing for not paying attention to words and deeds at all times, and claimed that he was currently single, and would handle personal relationships in the future and regulate his words and deeds.
During the silence of Lin Yanjun, Lin Yanjun's former boss Ah Qin suddenly posted an article expressing his feelings on this matter, saying that "artists have always been the most pitiful in the industry, how many unknown unspoken rules and sacrifices are behind the birth of an artist?" Recently, very unfair remarks on the Internet, artists, idols can not fall in love? In 2022, there is still such thinking."
Ah Qin then mentioned Lin Yanjun's past as a TPI trainee in 2016, and used a long time to recall that he had "paid selflessly with sweat and tears day and night" for TPI, and "tens of millions of investments, not a penny has been recovered".
"I am very proud that our system has successfully explored the early stages of cultivating Lin Yanjun. Such 'top- and's young artists are not easy to build, and it is not easy to discover... Shouldn't we give these idols who have been working so hard for years some space? Ah Qin also said, "No matter how Yanjun is always a student I trained, I also know him best." In the past two days, the news and public opinion have suppressed the top artists, and I should also help Yanjun say a few words."
However, this statement that "artists have always been the most pitiful in the industry" immediately triggered the dissatisfaction of netizens, and related topics were on the hot search. Many netizens believe that there is no industry that is not hard, and compared with other industries, the income of artists is already very considerable, and it is not necessary to "sell miserably" after words and deeds fall into controversy.
Ah Qin's claim that he "selflessly paid" and spent tens of millions of dollars to cultivate artists was also questioned. According to a 2016 report by Taiwan's ETtoday News Cloud, Lin Yanjun and six other TPI trainees once came forward to accuse Ah Qin that year, saying that he could not fulfill his promise to provide food and lodging, "asking students to pay rent and water and electricity without salary", and said that Ah Qin owed a lot of money to teachers and manufacturers, and publicly asked Ah Qin "to rebel": "Is this what you should say as a well-known artist, teacher, and senior in the entertainment industry?" Is this how you educate the next generation of performing arts? ”
In the face of controversy, 6 hours after the first post, Ah Qin issued an apology late at night on the 6th, saying that his "inappropriate wording" made everyone "misunderstood", and said that his original intention was to express that "the artist only showed the brilliance in front of the stage, but there are also many unknown sacrifices behind it, and the artists in front of the stage are in a weak position in the industrial chain of capital, not that he (referring to Lin Yanjun) did the right thing."
Ah Qin admitted that "every profession has the hardships of each profession, and every profession also has responsibilities that should be observed."
He also added that the news in recent years may make everyone think that artists make a lot of money and are easy, but when he engages in training, he will also come into contact with artists with poor economic conditions, "no matter where you are, every side will have it."
As related topics continue to ferment, the views of many celebrities when they talk about "whether artists are hard" in the past have also been turned over.
In December 2019, Taiwanese singer Wu Kequn said in an interview that the artist profession is really not very hard, "when you have been a staff member behind the scenes, you will feel that the artist really does not talk nonsense anymore, not so hard."
For example, Wu Kequn said that before the artist shoots the scene, the staff has to spend a lot of time to arrange the scenery, the artist leaves after shooting, and the staff also spends more than half a year staring at the artist's expression in the later stage and helping the artist repair the eye bags; 45 minutes of actor filming is cool, but the staff next to it has to stand for two hours, "so artists are really not hard in the industry, and workers digging the road on the side of the road are even harder."
In the recently broadcast variety show "Happy Departure Again", the singer Su And Wang Lixin sighed after experiencing the life of a day of extras, although the experience project set by the program is a bit tired, but the guests all know that "shooting the program can not make us wait too long", and the real extras spend a lot of time waiting every day, sometimes at three or four o'clock in the morning to put on makeup and wait, they are really hard.
Singer Zhang Yuan also agreed: "Of course, spiritual suffering is a certain amount of suffering, but it is true that from the basic guarantee of survival, in fact, this kind of real survival suffering, we still taste relatively little." ”
Earlier, when interviewed by a reporter, he lamented that actor Li Yifeng's "year-round" is very hard, and he immediately asked: "You are also year-round, right?" So how can I work so hard? ”
Bai Yufan, a young actor, said in an interview last August that the artist industry is already "very relaxed" compared to most industries, and there is no need for actors to over-render the "hard" thing, and actors are already higher than most people's income, "You have so much income, you should suffer so much, I think it is corresponding."
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