90’s flower Yang Zi’s (楊紫) popularity soared after the success of Lost You Forever <長相思>, bringing in a continuous stream of filming and endorsement offers for the actress. However, the 31-year-old got into the limelight for the wrong reason lately when she was reported for allegedly contravening advertising guidelines in a recent anti-hair loss shampoo commercial!
Reported For Looking Too Good?
In the commercial, Yang Zi is shown holding the brand’s shampoo, and spotting thick, voluminous black hair which cascaded to beyond her waist.
As Yang Zi’s hair obviously reached only midway down her back at a recent event, and also appeared thinner in real life, netizens surmised that she was wearing a wig during the commercial. Since the shampoo product promises hair loss benefits, this might already count as false advertising, an illegal act in China.
While fans defended Yang Zi, saying the matter had been blown out of proportion by netizens, and that she might not have known about the requirement to put on a wig during the shoot, most felt that Yang Zi’s team should have thoroughly vetted the product and endorsement details on her behalf before accepting the job.