Viewers are pretty upset at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for airing footage of model Ming Xi's fall [and subsequent tears moments later] during Tuesday night's broadcast.
Chinese model Ming Xi suffers tumble at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, but recovers gracefully. Gizele Oliveira is a real life angel for helping her up and giving her the moment back. Bravo! 👏 pic.twitter.com/MK9sxuqwmz— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 20, 2017
As many of you may already know, I fell during my 5th year walking at the Victoria's Secret show yesterday. It was no doubt one of the hardest moments I have ever had to go through in my career, especially since the show was taking place in my hometown, in front of my mother's and my people's eyes. However, the support I received from everyone yesterday was incredible and I am truly grateful to everyone who was there for me. @ed_razek Thank you for your supportive words and your continuous support throughout these 7 years. @giizeleoliveira Thank you for helping me up after the fall, it was a very selfless and loving act from you. Thank you to all the girls who rushed to comfort me at backstage after what had happened, you are all family to me. Lastly thank you to everyone who sent and left me supportive messages. I will pick myself up from where I fell, and I will keep going in order to repay all the support you all have given me!! ❤️️#vsfashionshow @victoriassecret
#XiMengYao’s weibo update - “I’m sorry I disappointed everyone, thank you all for your concern, being a model for 7years, I’ve fallen countless times on the way... but I know regardless how painful it is, I have to stand up, finish walking. I’ll continue walking on. TY”#奚梦瑶 pic.twitter.com/aGyYRe9Yu9— c-drama tweets (@dramapotatoe) November 20, 2017
While Ming Xi totally handled it like a champ, why was it necessary for the production team to show us how she broke down backstage afterwards?
Sure, it was a "real" moment, but the fact is, the poor girl was embarrassed. They've edited out plenty of mishaps from previous VSF Shows before [think Ariana vs the giant angel wings]. Why not this one?
What do you think about all of this?
this isn’t a reality show. they shouldn’t have showed her talking about it being her home town & that her family were there, showed her fall, THEN showed her crying backstage. I’m actually really mad about it. Ming Xi deserves better— ren (@soundssoft) November 29, 2017
When VS model Ming Xi falls on the runway & reminds us they’re all slightly human too...— MarieClaire (@marieclaire3487) November 20, 2017