• @anon Part of it too is the HK media has a propensity to emphasize the negative and focus on "scandalous" stuff when reporting on celebrities because they think that's what audiences want. In their minds, no one wants to hear that a celebrity is living an ordinary, boring life, paying rent, eating and sleeping and going about their work like the rest of us. Sure, other media do similar things too, but HK media is known for being particularly harsh on its own celebs. The late Leslie Cheung said it best when he commented in a speech many years ago how shameful it is that the HK media, unlike media in other countries/territories, chooses to deliberately hurt and destroy their own artists through their constant negative reporting. Jacky Cheung also talked about this too back in the 90s when he famously united with the other 3 Heavenly Kings at an award ceremony to condemn the hostility and negativity being played up by the media at the time. Unfortunately, this is one thing about the HK entertainment industry that has never changed over the years and probably never will....
  • @anon I agree - it's disgusting. This girl was drugged and raped and somehow she's the one in the negative light. What about the man who committed an crime?! It's disgusting that the HK media would try and paint her in a negative light when she is obviously the victim. Sometimes I have faith in HK's efforts to keep up with the times (e.g. I found that Legal Mavericks touched up on a lot of social issues that are usually rather sensitive in Asian countries), and other times, articles like these prove that unfortunately there are still many people who are insensitive to these issues. In situations like these, I would personally love to see other celebrities or influential people speak up and support her. Anyway, I wish her all the best.
  • @anon Isn't it because HK is still a patriarchal society that still favors men over women? I mean, if you just watch TVB series in general, they're constantly preaching how women should put up with their cheating husband and always forgive them because that's just how men are. They practically tell women that education and career should not matter to them as much as breeding and being able to cook and cater to their husbands. It's pretty sickening and backwards in this day and age. I totally understand that Ms. Cheung does not want to be defined by the horrible experience she went through in her past, but I'm also sad that their society would make her feel that she can't get married or be happy because of something that she was subjected to against her will.
  • Why does victim-shaming occur so often in HK?
  • @anon Yea, I don’t see why this is news either. At the rate that Greg has been changing girlfriends, the media would be really busy if they had to cover each one, lol! But then again, the past week has been kind of “slow” in terms of news-worthy stuff in the HK entertainment world, so not surprised that these kinds of articles are being used to fill the time…
  • So he likes them legal and young. Non-story!
  • @anon Yup, so true! Such a waste of acting talent (mostly referring to the veterans). Thankfully the series will be over soon! Oh, by the way, did you guys hear the news about TVB investing $100 million into Ron Howard’s production company Imagine Entertainment? Details aren’t out yet but there will supposedly be some joint ventures in both movies and TV series that they will be collaborating on (not to mention TVB also has exclusive distribution rights for all of Imagine’s content across Asia). So it looks like we will start to see TVB-fused movies and TV shows in Hollywood soon...argh. Given TVB’s lousy quality these days, definitely not looking forward to their “imprint” on Imagine Entertainment, which has produced a lot of great movies and TV series over the years. I guess this also means that TVB will be investing even less time and money into the HK market, since dividing their time between Mainland China and Hollywood is enough to keep them busy I’m assuming….
  • @peanutbutterjelly I agree! Moses does not leave much to desire. His acting is pretty wooden. I haven't seen that movie with Aimee and Chapman.
  • Considering most of the artists at TVB can't act these days, anyone that can act decently is considered god-level acting at TVB these days. How sad!
  • @linvin8 @anon i couldn't agree more China movie with CGI is absolutely terrible lol
  • @anon I'd rather say that for Moses and he's more experienced than her. Aimee was pretty good as a lead actress in that movie with Chapman To.
  • With the way Aimee acts, it's not a bad idea that she's a stay-at-home mother.
  • @anon Of course there's nothing wrong with using CGI. If there was then there wouldn't be an industry for it. But if it ends up looking like one of the Monkey King films made in recent years then yes, I'd have a problem with that.
  • @linvin8 Nothing wrong with CGI if it's used accordingly and cutting-edge. However, if it looks like 90's Hollywood CGI then might as well not make the movie.
  • @anon I just hope that they don't overuse CGI in this film if it does get made.
  • A Step Into the Past is one of my favorite drama series of all-time. but I have little to no expectations that this movie will be good. Nearly anything coming out of HK entertainment these days is below average. If this is a Mainland-produced drama (which I am pretty certain that it is), it will be a huge hit or miss still.
  • @anon @linvin8 LOL…agreed, though none of us should be surprised, since this is a Wong Jing production after all. My mom has been watching the series so I catch snippets of it here and there and of course, it is typical Wong Jing hyped up garbage production which follows his tried and true formula – a show with zero plot worth speaking of that relies primarily on a bunch of “household name” actors and actresses plus nostalgia overload to get audiences who don’t know any better (or who might just be fans of the artists) to watch. And of course, anyone who criticizes the series gets the “Wong Jing treatment” (which is basically the “revered” director himself dissing you on social media as being an idiot who has poor taste). As I always say whenever a Wong Jing production comes up with artists I like and/or respect – what a horrible waste of talent!! Oh and in related news – I wanted to vomit when I heard Nat Chan bragging about his performance in Bet Hur last week. He even went so far as to say that his performance was “TV King worthy” and that if he really wanted the award, TVB would for sure give it to him – BUT he is choosing money over award (lol…um, ok Nat, I know you’re joking -- at least I hope so --but please – those types of comments just make you look like an arrogant, bumbling fool…). Oh and there are rumors this week that Wong Jing is planning to film a sequel to Bet Hur with Nat Chan once again in the lead….the local gossip rags had a field day with that one – um, your stupid series isn’t even well-received, with everyone and their mothers bashing it, plus the ratings are horrible, yet you’re going to do a sequel? I guess they forgot that this is Wong Jing, who is known for doing whatever the hell he wants and not giving a damn what others think.
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