More importantly, Yi's life has become the type of life that some girls pursue to some extent. It can be said that Yi has influenced some people's values and ideals. Jiapei Sun, a fan of Yi, said, "I admire Yi very much, because as a fashion blogger, her outfits are very advanced. And her photos show her confidence and beauty. The confidence she shows makes me yearn for it very much!"
While gaining popularity, Yi decided to enter the Chinese entertainment industry in May 2023. This decision turned her originally smooth career into a controversial person overnight. Some voices that opposed and badmouthed her gradually surfaced.
Netizens are not optimistic about Yi's desire to become an actress. In online comments, "Her face is not suitable for the big screen at all. If she acted in a TV series, I would definitely not watch it." "Yi's picture is too different from her own." , "It will definitely be a disaster if she appears in a TV series", "Who said she is beautiful?" and other negative remarks. Some people even directly stated in the comments, "I don't want to see posts about Yi anymore!!"
What happened to Calvin Luo in the collaboration with Yi Meng Ling?
The news that Yi wanted to enter the entertainment industry almost made most of the netizens who paid attention to her feel dissatisfied and opposed. And the opposition did not end with the passage of time.
When Calvin Luo announced that Yi and the famous Japanese model Kiko Mizuhara became brand ambassadors, people had a negative attitude towards Yi. In addition to comparing Yi with Kiko Mizuhara and making a worse evaluation of Yi in online comments, some consumers even posted it under Calvin Luo’s social account Such a comment "Another brand wants to destroy its own brand."
"I like to buy designer brands. As a Chinese, I prefer to focus on Chinese designers. I have purchased Calvin Luo products many times. In addition to clothing creativity, I experience more of Calvin Beauty is gender-neutral. I don’t hate Yi, but when I saw her wearing the Calvin Luo capsule collection, I thought I would not continue to pay for this brand.” Hejing Zhou, a Northwestern University student who loves to support various designer brands, said.