The controversy of "Cloud Feather" and Guo Jingming's hiding
"Cloud Feather" is a TV series adapted from the online novel "Unparalleled in the World", written by Gu Xiaosheng and starring Li Qin, Li Xian, Chen Xuedong and so on. The drama will be launched in March 2023 and tells a fantasy story that takes place in the overhead world, mainly revolving around the grudges and feuds between three countries, three families, and three siblings.
As soon as the show was broadcast, it aroused heated discussions among the audience, but not because the plot was wonderful or the actors were brilliant, but because the plot was bloody, the actors were embarrassed, and the screenwriter plagiarized. Many viewers said that the play was a complete waste of time and resources, without creativity and quality.
And the most shocking thing is that the screenwriter of the play, Gu Xiaosheng, turned out to be the pseudonym of Guo Jingming. Guo Jingming is a well-known writer, director and producer, who has become popular with works such as "Phantom City" and "Small Times". But he is also a controversial figure, because he has been repeatedly exposed to plagiarizing other people's works, and has even been called "China's biggest plagiarist".
He was also deeply caught in the storm of public opinion because of allegations of sexual assault, and once disappeared from the public eye. Why did Guo Jingming use a pseudonym to write "Cloud Feather"? Some speculate that it may be because he wants to avoid another outbreak of plagiarism, or it may be because he wants to test the audience's reaction to his work. However, this approach apparently did not have the desired effect, but instead made him the target of public criticism again.
Guo Jingming and Chen Xuedong's names imply and lyrics have a crush
Chen Xuedong, who plays the male number two "Summer" in "Cloud Feather", is also an important role in the scandal between Guo Jingming and Chen Xuedong. Chen Xuedong is an actor, singer and model who debuted in 2013 and became popular as Zhou Chongguang in the "Small Times" series of movies. He is also one of the signed artists of Guo Jingming's studio "Little Four Studio".
Is there a relationship between Chen Xuedong and Guo Jingming that goes beyond the master-apprentice relationship? Some netizens found an interesting detail: the name Zhou Chongguang is actually the name of Guo Jingming and Chen Xuedong's couple. Zhou Chong to respect, light to Ming, is this a hint? Moreover, Chen Xuedong's English name is Dino, which also has the same letters as Guo Jingming's English name Guo.
In addition to the name, there is also a lyric that also makes people think. In 2017, Guo Jingming once wrote a lyric for Chen Xuedong's song "Ten Years Later", which included two sentences: "I love you, you love me, we don't say it." Ten years later, you're still there, I'm still here, and we don't say it. ”
The song was not officially released at that time, but was collected by Chen Xuedong, saying that it would be released ten years later. However, the lyrics of this song appeared in the episode "Matchless" of "Cloud Feather". Is this a coincidence? Or did Guo Jingming borrow lyrics to express his love for Chen Xuedong?
Guo Jingming's sexual assault allegations and male pet rumors
The scandal between Guo Jingming and Chen Xuedong is not groundless, but has a certain background and basis. Guo's sexuality has always been a mystery, and he has never disclosed his love affair or marital status. But he has been repeatedly exposed to have had an affair with a man, and is even suspected of sexual assault.
In 2017, a fellow writer broke the news on Weibo that Guo Jingming had "salted pig hands" on him, and that four other men had also been violated by Guo Jingming. The incident caused an uproar, with many expressing anger and contempt for Guo. Guo Jingming only posted a Weibo message at the time to express his "innocence" and did not make any positive response or clarification. The matter has not been officially investigated or dealt with to date.
In addition to sexual assault allegations, there are also many gossip that Guo Jingming has the habit of "raising male pets", and many of the male artists under him are his "playthings". Among them are Chen Xuedong, Li Yifeng, Lu Han and others. These artists have all cooperated or contacted Guo Jingming, and they have all been rumored to have had an affair with Guo Jingming. Of course, these rumors have no solid evidence, and they may just be nonsense.
Chen Xuedong's situation and choice
In the face of the scandal between Guo Jingming and Chen Xuedong, Chen Xuedong himself did not respond much or refute the rumors. He didn't seem to want to tear his face with Guo Jingming, nor did he want to get himself into more trouble. But such an attitude has also made many people wonder whether he really has an affair with Guo Jingming.
As an actor, singer and model, Chen Xuedong should have broad space and opportunities for development. But he has been subject to a lot of restrictions and influences because of his relationship with Guo Jingming. He has never had an affair with the opposite sex for many years, nor has he had any groundbreaking works or achievements. He seems to have been in an awkward and dilemma state.