Joe became a bona fide celeb after appearing in Where Are We Going? Dad 2 back in 2015, and developed a following in China. When the teenager updated his bio, outraged netizens posted screencaps on Weibo and blasted him for “trying to act like a politician” and “supporting the country when the motherland doesn’t”.
The hate got so intense that Joe is said to have received nasty responses in his Instagram comments section, which could be why he limited the comments on his profile. He has shown no sign of backing down, however, and added #standwithukraine to his bio as well.