Reality shows often bring a mixed bag of characters together. While some tend to hit off well, others can result in sparks flying. It cannot be denied that a bit of antagonism can spice a show up. However, too much antagonism can result in fans calling for the participant’s withdrawal from the show.
The Chinese reality show “Call Me By Fire (披荆斩棘的哥哥)” has made the news several times since its broadcast. Most of it has centered on Taiwanese singer Terry Lin (林志炫) who’s been clashing consistently with the other participants. Recently, a rumour surfaced stating Terry may just be withdrawing from the show.
Terry has been making waves on the reality show, which only started airing nearly three weeks ago. His first conflict was with participant Vincent Zhao (赵文卓) over an air conditioner. The two were sharing a room and couldn’t agree on having it on or off. He also had another dispute with participant Li Xiang (李响) regarding one of their shared performances. Netizens felt Terry handled it badly and also shamed Li in an effort to prove a point.
After all the clashes, Terry has supposedly had it with some of his fellow participants. According to a netizen, Terry reportedly found Vincent uncomfortable and inconsistent. Prior to recording, Terry announced he was participating to “guide the show”. Although he plays a huge role on screen, his complaints to the team however were disregarded. As such, Terry supposedly decided the only thing left to do was withdraw.
Initially, fans were looking forward to Terry joining “Call Me By Fire”. His songs and performance on “I Am A Singer” were popular and well received. However, his actions on the reality show have soured viewers’ perception of him.
The Taiwanese singer has yet to confirm the rumour but netizens are keen on him leaving the show. His conflicts with the other participants has supposedly made the show unpleasant to watch. Many feel that he’s unable to cooperate with the others and some have found him arrogant.
It remains to be seen if Terry will actually withdraw from the reality show. Yet, whether he does or doesn’t, Terry Lin will have to work hard to recover his reputation.