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Adam is ripped off by his Chinese Weibo agent

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Social networking site has never been so important as a communication and promotional tool for artists and the like. Adam himself is an avid twitter user. However, glamberts in China can't visit his Twitter or YouTube videos due to government web censorship. To circumvent this, a verified/official account of Adam Lambert was set up on China's most popular version of twitter-- Weibo.com and has so far attracted nearly 800,000 followers. The Weibo account is managed by a Chinese agency called Fanstang(Weibo.com/Fanstang) that also does the same for many other western artists. Supposedly their job is to translate Adam's tweets into Chinese and post them together with whatever pictures or videos to Weibo. However, there are three kinds of problems with Fanstang's management of Adam's Weibo account that has cost him intangibly and possibly financially, the latter the reason I posted this.

The first and most recently problem is posting promotional Weibo post/tweet that Adam did NOT post on his twitter account. Both the English and the Chinese versions of the post were fabricated and as an unspoken rule, one promotional post on Weibo brings in anywhere from 1000 to 10,000 RMB. In doing so, Fanstang, Adam's Chinese Weibo agent,has seriously ripped him off by 1) making hundreds of thousands Chinese glamberts and media outlets who didn't know better believe Adam did something that he actually himself did NOT do and 2) making money out of Adam's SNS account, most likely without any knowledge from Adam or his management. To make matters worse, after several glamberts pointed out that Adam himself did not post such a tweet and expressed their concern, Fanstang agent blocked those glamberts ON BEHALF OF ADAM. Having followed Adam for more than four years, I know Adam would never do such a thing and am greatly worried by what this kind of action says about him to his young and impressionable Chinese fans who may think Adam himself blocked them.

The screencap below is the most recent promotional Weibo post/tweet.

http://i44.tinypic.com/lfmyx.png

The second problem is with video quality. Since YouTube is blocked in China, all the videos Adam posted need to be re-uploaded to a domestic video host site. More than half the time, the agent Fanstang would choose to post a low resolution, often shooting-at-TV screen version, when Chinese glamberts have already uploaded high resolution versions to the domestic sites hours before. Even after repeated reminders and petitions and direct messages, the Weibo agent so far has made no response or change.

Below is one example.

This is the video posted by Fanstang agent.

http://i41.tinypic.com/2prsnc3.png

This is the video posted by Chinese glamberts account.

http://i39.tinypic.com/34dj5ts.png

The third problem is with translation fidelity. Some of Adam's tweets aren't translated (they can be either flirty, bit racy or simply slang,which Fanstang apparently cannot translate) while others mistranslated(sometimes worse than google translate). Below are some examples.

Example 1:

http://i40.tinypic.com/f9ktua.jpg

Example 2:

http://i43.tinypic.com/2a50u1l.jpg

Example 3:

http://i43.tinypic.com/5aqnvl.jpg

Adam is dearly loved by us Chinese glamberts and it hurts to see him poorly represented and even ripped off on a daily basis. I'm writing this post in hope of getting the attention of Adam's management. So please help spread the message. Thank you.

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True. Many Chinese glamberts were blocked by Adam's account that Fanstang agent manages. This shit agent posted promotional weibo posts which Adam didn't tweet and made nearly 10,000 weibo users misunderstand Adam. PLZ help us spread this!! plz. Thx!! Adam is loved by Chinese glamberts.

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Support! The latest faked one on Adam's weibo has misled lots of people who don't know about him in China, giving a bit too much compliment to someone Adam may even doesn't know. I commented to urge for apology and retraction and I has been blocked by Adam's account too. Still can't believe Fanstang would delete Adam's fans.

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Once Fanstang posted under the name of Adam that he had been learning Chinese. An interview afterwards Adam denied. This time the funny agent gives compliment to someone might be a stranger to him. Then what would it be next time?

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I really support pumpkin!

As I am a Chinese glambert and I have witnessed the whole process.I have to say what Fanstang did since they started to manage Adam's weibo,espacially recent days,have already hurt our feelings so badly.

Not only did they post fake weibo,but also blocked Chinese glamberts ON BEHALF OF ADAM.It was unacceptable and made us out of anger.But fanstang just avoided it and explained it as a misunderstanding.

But if U understand what Fanstang did the last whole years,U will come to the conclusion that what Fanstang said is totally a bullshit!

They have never managed Adam's weibo attentively.All the content they post about Adam is beyond careless.what they always do with Adam's weibo is to promote themselves. This time,they just exaggerate their past behavior.It is so disguisting and we just can't stand it any more!

So PLZ PLZ PLZ,if the official see this message,could you PLZ make efforts to give us a clear version of Adam's weibo.

Thank U for spreading this message!!!

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SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT!!!!Bad posting video choice,bad pics,making up weibo,too many ads,not respecting to Chinese Glamberts,ignoring all the complaints and suggestions...I can never find a agency being so bad like FansTang. They did nothing on promo but bullshit,and WHY THEY THINK THEY CAN BLOCKED GLAMBERTS ON HALF ON ADAM?!!! I mean,adam will never do this to his glamberts. Plz!Help us to spread this!!!

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