Fans “Throw Away” Yoghurt After Casting Votes For Trainees
iQiyi Apologizes For Controversial Video Depicting Yoghurt Wastage
After the incident, iQiyi issued a statement saying that it was guilty for “causing” incidents such as the yoghurt pouring issue. It accepted blame for the “yoghurt pouring video”, and announced that it would conduct rectification for the entire “Youth with You 3” program.
These include the suspension of recording and live broadcast on the finale night which was originally scheduled for May 8. It also stated that the program group will continue to carefully study and adjust program rules.
At the same time, the variety program’s sponsors, Mengniu and Zhen Guo Li also apologized, stating that it would fully support and actively cooperate with iQiyi to implement corrective measures after this incident.
(TRENDING!🔥) #YouthWithYou3 announced that they have decided to terminate the program recording and cancel the finals. The news about group formation are false.
Previously there was a rumor that the program will form a group named "NINEVER" pic.twitter.com/Pb0jTNeYoS
— Daily Cpop News (@DailyCpop) May 9, 2021
On May 8, the State Council’s Information Office also held a press conference that concerned the issue of fans pouring away yoghurt to vote for their idols.
Regarding the recent concern that fans of “Youth With You 3” participated in such food wastage, Zhang Yongjun, director of the Network Comprehensive Management Bureau of the State Internet Information Office, said that this involved the problem of fans pursing their idols irrationally. The blind pursuit of celebrities have surfaced the problem of platform indulgence, and the business malpractice of merchants. He said that website platforms that resolutely deal with connivance of related chaos, especially those that have not been corrected, will definitely be severely punished.
iQiyi To Cancel The “Youth With You 3” Program, For Now.
On May 9th, the program group of the variety show “Youth with You 3” issued a notice saying, “At present, the program group has decided to terminate the program recording and cancel the finals. No news has been released by this program group.
This official news shut down earlier rumours on Weibo, which stated that iQiyi had secretly debuted a new group called “NINE EVER”. All related rumours are not true and the program has been officially terminated.