Peoples Daily reported on December 3 (Ding Tao) at about 18:00 p.m. on December 3, Zhang Yunlei, a cross talk actor from Deyun news agency, published a public apology letter on his micro blog about the malicious smashing and hanging of famous Peking opera performers in previous performances.
In view of the ridicule of Zhang Yunlei and Yang Jiulang in the performance of ridicule insulting Peking Opera masters, peoples Network Entertainment Department has been keeping a high level of attention. Peoples entertainment review published at 21:00 yesterday said that cross talk is the art of laughter. Its a common form of performance for actors to hang up and make fun of each other. However, hanging up is not without a bottom line. Making fun of each other is not a way to say anything: the established rules in the industry should be observed, and the minimum respect for others should not be lost. Practice art first and cultivate virtue. Lying gun artists and eating melon netizens are waiting. In public anger, Zhang Yunlei may not have much time to apologize or even perform on stage.
Let it be, let it be. Crosstalk, as an art that is good at the people and rooted in the people, has a broad mass base and is deeply loved by the people. Every practitioner should ask himself whether his actions are worthy of the audience and the art. Shame is almost courage. I hope that the artists involved can really do what he said in the apology letter: learn morality and art well.
The following is the full text of Zhang Yunleis apology letter:
Letter of apology
First of all, I want to say sorry to Mei Baojiu, Li Shiji and Zhang Huoding, the Beijing opera performing artists, your family and all the fans. I feel deeply remorse for the injury and trouble I caused you in the previous crosstalk performance. I sincerely apologize here. Im sorry!
I also want to apologize to the public, because my personal misconduct, the consumption of social resources, take up everyones time, let you down, Im sorry!
On December 31, 2018, in Qingdaos new years performance, my words were inappropriate. After the event, I always warned myself to respect art and tradition, to be strict with myself, to know how to be grateful and to further process and sort out the content of my performance, and to eliminate the inappropriate content. This time, there were language problems related to the previous performance in Beijing on May 19, 2018, which made me feel guilty. After the event, I also actively contacted these artists or their families to make a sincere apology.
For similar problems in some of my previous works, I dont expect to shift things from time to time, and Im willing to accept criticism and bear the consequences. My strict requirements are to help me improve and urge me to improve. I also determined the direction that I should strive to improve in the future: learn morality and art well. I also hope that all the people who like me support me, help me and urge me!
Im sorry again!
Zhang Yun Lei
December 3, 2019
Source: editor in charge of renmin.com: Hu Mengyao and nk5655