Yesterday, Weibo banned a number of Zhao Liying fan clubs including one of the biggest ones,
Zhao Liying Global Fan Club, which had about 2.6 million followers.
In early August late July, news of a possible Zhao Liying - Wang Yibo reunion circulated Weibo.
It was supposedly for the modern drama, Wild Bloom.
There were groups of fans from both sides, Zhao Liying and Wang Yibo,
who were so against this reunion that it led to a social media fan war.
Fans from both sides expressed displeasure at the possible reunion and called on their respective idols to reject the collaboration.
Zhao Liying's Global Fan Club issued a joint statement with three other fan bodies
to say that if the rumor materialized, they would boycott the drama.
The comments from both sides got uglier and uglier, the attacks got personal and both sides accused each other of starting it.
But while it wasn't exactly clear who started it, there was no mistake as to who ended it.
Last night, an official Weibo administrator stepped in to impose a bunch of 90-day and permanent bans.
In total, from both Zhao Liying and Wang Yibo sides, there were 3770 violations cleaned up.
1830 accounts temporarily banned, 100 accounts permanently banned and 309 accounts muted.
And apparently, Zhao Liying's Studio is one of those temporarily muted.
According to this Sina article, Zhao Liying's Studio has been muted for 15 days.
Muted basically meaning no updates on their Weibo.
And why did they get dragged into this?
According to the Weibo post, it's because they are responsible for guiding and managing the fans.