Boss Level Face-Slapping Specialist - Chapter 149
Xu Zifan touched the phone, and knew about the recent fishy situation on the Internet. Three mentors of the program group had a mishap at the same time, but it so happened that Pan Yu had an incident on the day he took leave. Xu Zifan thought these had something to do with Pan Yu. He quietly returned his mobile phone to the program staff, and looked for Bai Xingchen alone when the mentors came to teach the next day.
“Mentor Bai, I think the scandals that exposed you recently may be related to Pan Yu. Can you lend me your mobile phone and let me check it?”
Bai Xingchen spoke in surprise, “Pan Yu? How can it be related to him? Besides, what are you checking with my phone?”
Xu Zifan answered casually, “I know some hacking techniques, so I can find out the IP of the person who broke the news, so I can find out who he is. I suspected Pan Yu for a reason, so I wanted to see if it was Pan Yu.”
Bai Xingchen looked at his calm expression and didn’t understand how anyone could just say that they were a hacker. She handed her phone to Xu Zifan and watched him. Actually, she had always been curious about the existence of hackers, and also wanted to see for herself whether Xu Zifan was talking nonsense.
The two were in a rather remote practice room with the door locked. Xu Zifan quickly clicked on the mobile phone several times, and a coded page appeared. After a while, Xu Zifan found the account that broke the news, and then found Pan Yu’s email from that person’s mailbox, and found the IP to compare with Pan Yu’s email IP, and confirmed Pan family’s IP. He took a screenshot of the IP for evidence and looked up at Bai Xingchen, “It’s Pan Yu. He’s the one who exposed all the information about you, Host Bai and Mentor Yu. He went home on leave that day and broke the news from home.”
Bai Xingchen looked at his series of actions and saw stars in her eyes. She shook her head and frowned, “Why? We have no grudge against him, how did he know all this?”
“He is narrow-minded, and may hate you for dropping him from A to B.” Xu Zifan returned the phone to Bai Xingchen, and said, “Mentor Bai, I thought of this possibility and came to tell you. Now I’ve figured it out, I’ll go back first.”
“Hmm.” Bai Xingchen nodded, suddenly thinking of filming, “By the way, do you like filming? My new drama is a film directed by Director Shao, a commercial film. I can ask for a male fourth position for you, do you want to?”
Xu Zifan was surprised and smiled, “Of course, I think I prefer filming to singing and dancing. Thank you, mentor Bai, for giving me this opportunity. I will cherish it.”
“You’re welcome, I also see that you have a great talent for acting. Then go back, practice well, and ask your mentor if you don’t understand anything. Any mentor would be willing to answer your questions, the higher the quality of your final group, the better we look.”
“Yes, I will ask for more advice.”
Xu Zifan really needed to ask a lot of things. He learned some basic skills in guitar, electric piano, and singing from familiar contestants, which was considered an introduction. Then he went to mentor Zhou Peng for advice on how to write songs and rap, and also went to Yu Hai to learn dance steps. These kinds of stage performances were basically what he wanted to learn. On the contrary, the external image and how to be a good celebrity are all familiar to him and he didn’t need to study them.
How to be a good celebrity, which was most important. What to say, what not to say, how to warm up on what occasions, and what expression to use, directly determine the audience’s affection and who to vote for in this program. Many contestants couldn’t do well as a celebrity, couldn’t manage their expressions, or deliberately shed tears to sell misery, saying how hard they worked, which were very fake and easy for people to read. So most of the contestants gave the audience the impression that they weren’t impressionable, and their votes were naturally very small.
The third broadcast made Xu Zifan, Li Keyang, Xiao Cheng and Liang Sijie gain a lot of fans, who thought that they performed very well on the stage! Pan Yu, on the other hand, lost the audience’s goodwill, and only his brain-dead fans were left to support him. The editor cut to the shot of Pan Yu’s ugly face immediately after the shot of Xu Zifan’s happy face, and this time, without the need for the program team to match the words, the audience could see that they were plastic brothers!
(TNote: plastic brothers = fake male friendship.)
In particular, Pan Yu’s fans had been cursing at Xu Zifan for a month from the beginning, and many who watch the show online could see the barrage of their cursing, which made people extremely disgusted. When they saw Pan Yu’s performance this time, they directly ridiculed, “Like celebrity, like fans. How good is Xu Zifan to Pan Yu? Pan Yu actually couldn’t stand to see Xu Zifan being successful. What a guy, ugh!”
Some of Xu Zifan’s fans went back to the first episode to find evidence of Pan Yu’s dislike of Xu Zifan, and really edited into a few very subtle images, which felt like empirical evidence when they were released. Bai Xingchen saw that many people on the internet were unhappy with Pan Yu. After discussing with the program team again, she directly asked someone to expose the emails that Pan Yu sent out and the IP screenshots.
Pan Yu wasn’t very famous, but he exposed Bai Xingchen, Bai Yuchen and Yu Hai. He exposed everything by himself, and they were his mentors. When this news came out, it immediately became the focus of the hot search list. The bloody storm before had passed, and now fans who like the three of them still like them, and those who didn’t like them have passed the venting period. Anyway, there were so many idols, they could always change to a fresh young idol.
However, when Pan Yu was exposed, it made fans of the three of them and old fans who had already stopped being fans angry, and felt as if they were being manipulated by him. Bai Yuchen’s fans cut out the video of when the mentors demoted Pan Yu, and then cut out all the scenes of Pan Yu making mistakes in the program. At first glance, Pan Yu looked narrow-minded, hated the mentors and deliberately retaliated! The focus point was that he retaliated successfully. Some unsuspecting passers-by really thought that Bai Xingchen and Lin Haodong were cheating on each other, some fans really thought that Yu Hai had a fake face and they didn’t want to like him anymore, and some fans of Bai Yuchen really stopped being fans step back, making a big scene.
The fans who stopped being fans said that it was their business to stop liking and scolding Bai Yuchen, but Pan Yu had no right to use them as weapons. These people were also extremely strong in battle and were the first to fight with Pan Yu’s fans. Yu Hai and Pan Yu were in the same company. When they found out about this, they immediately reported it. The senior management of the company was very dissatisfied with Pan Yu’s personal attack on his senior brother. Pan Yu was originally a trainee of the company and only signed a 3-year contract. The company directly canceled the contract with Pan Yu and issued a statement saying that they didn’t want this kind of artist with poor character.
Bai Xingchen’s fans and Bai Yuchen’s fans were powerful, sorting out all of Pan Yu’s black material, giving passersby correct information, and directly nailing Pan Yu to the pillar of shame.
Xu Zifan found out that the program team talked to Pan Yu three times, and Pan Yu was getting grumpier and grumpier each time, so he felt that it must be Pan Yu’s damaging material that was exposed. Then the time was almost right. He looked for the Director and said, “Director, is something wrong with Pan Yu?”
The director frowned, “You just film properly, don’t worry about this.”
Xu Zifan shook his head and said, “Director, you know my relationship with Pan Yu. I can’t help but worry about it. If the outside world paid more attention to Pan Yu, it’s likely for them to find out the identity of his family. Nowadays, the netizens are so smart, in case they find out the relationship between Pan Yu and me, it will surely cause a storm. Therefore, I think both the program group and I have to prepare early.”
After this period of time, the Director had learned that Xu Zifan was a very thoughtful and calculating person. When he heard his words, he asked, “What do you think?”
Xu Zifan sat opposite the Director and poured him a cup of tea. He smiled and said, “Director, I think it’s best for us to expose Pan Yu as an illegitimate child at his lowest point. In this way, he can withdraw from the competition in the fifth episode, which has no influence on our future shows. And if the news that I am fat caused by hormones came out one day, having Pan Yu as an illegitimate child paves the way for less confusion, but there would be the cause and consequences. What do you think?”
What hadn’t the Director seen in the entertainment industry? Listening to Xu Zifan say this, he knew that he wanted to kill Pan Yu with a single blow, so that he couldn’t mingle in the entertainment industry anymore. Xu Zifan would definitely expose that he was drugged by Pan Yu, in the future. Since he knew what would happen in the future, the Director felt that it was the best decision to cooperate with Xu Zifan right now.
Soon, someone on the internet broke the news that Pan Yu as the son of a mistress deliberately approached Xu Zifan. Now, there was the reason why Pan Yu was hostile toward Xu Zifan. As to why Pan Yu was so vicious; he was taught by a scum cheater and mistress. What good things could a scum cheater and mistress teach?!
Now, the fans who always support Pan Yu couldn’t handle it anymore. These things exposed Pan Yu’s character one after another, and he was even the child of a mistress. They couldn’t justify themselves. How shameful was it to go out and say that Pan Yu was their idol? Pan Yu finally ushered in a massive loss of fans, with a decrease in two-fifths of his fans. Originally, it was the critical period for fans to vote. Now, not only did they not vote for Pan Yu, but many people went to the official blog of the program to ask if they could cancel the votes they voted for Pan Yu in the past.
Fans of other contestants went to Weibo to leave messages requesting the disqualification of Pan Yu. Such a contestant who harmed his mentors, was unkind to his teammates and was hypocritical to his brother was not qualified to be an idol. Didn’t the show say that they want to create idols that everyone wants? Then, they don’t want Pan Yu and are strongly against Pan Yu staying. Shouldn’t the show take their opinions into consideration?
Indeed, since it was a nationally selected idol group, their requests should certainly be taken seriously. One of the contestant’s setup the mentors, and the program group also wanted to have a clear attitude for the mentors, so instead of letting Pan Yu withdraw voluntarily and give him this face, the program group directly opened a vote channel online to eliminate Pan Yu, saying that if the elimination votes were higher than the previous votes for Pan Yu, he would be eliminated, which was also in line with the definition of ‘nationally selected.’
As soon as this channel was opened, the elimination votes rose rapidly. By the time the fifth episode was filmed, the elimination votes for Pan Yu had completely exceeded the original votes!
Bai Yuchen went to the recording hall with the list of contestants’ votes, and the 100 chairs on the steps have changed into 56. The contestants were sitting right across the stairs waiting for the result. Bai Yuchen started from the 56th place and announced the names of the remaining contestants one by one, so that each of them could express their feelings.
With only the top seven spots left, most people already knew they would be in the top seven or had been eliminated and were free of nervousness. Except Pan Yu. When he went out last time to check his vote count, he was in second place. This time, he thought he wasn’t the first but still could be the second. However, Bai Yuchen read it one by one. In the end, the throne was won by Xu Zifan, and he wasn’t named. He suddenly stood up violently, “It’s not right! This vote count is not right, why am I not there?!”