Chinese pop singer accuses MTV EMA awards of discrimination after she was told to collect award backstage

28 October 2015 / 12 months 3 days ago

Chinese singer Jane Zhang accused the MTV EMA awards for discrimination and unfair treatment.

The 31-­year-­old artiste was voted the Best Worldwide Act of the Asia region, and she went to Milan for the awards ceremony, Asianpopnews and ON.CC.

However she was told that she would only receive her award backstage at the last minute. Jane and her team were upset with decision and pulled out from the ceremony, refusing to accept the award.

Michael Feng, CEO of Jane’s agency and also her fiancé, said, “We were only told 1.5 hours before the ceremony to receive the award backstage.

"The organiser said that they would film the process and the effects would be even better than receiving onstage. I protested immediately!”

The organiser, however, said that Justin Bieber had also received the award backstage. However, Bieber eventually received his awards on stage.

MTV China responded later that they had tried to mediate between both parties, and could understand the reaction from Jane’s team.

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