• @jesspepperwang This is showbiz. Celebs' value comes from their IMAGE (not how much education they have, or lives saved). Jackson's image all along was the caring husband, so of course how they conduct themselves in their personal lives matter. While for true professionals like doctors, lawyers etc their social live isn't as scrutinized but they still have ethical standards to uphold. I guess you can say not cheating is of those things in Asian showbiz. Also, it's not like these two have well established fan base, as in they are easily replaceable by another actor. So why shouldn't the producers go find someone with a better image. Until they can show that they care about what other people will think about them (yes, this is entertainment industry, people will judge), why can't we as the audience determine their "entertainment value"?
  • @jesspepperwang I think your comparison isn't on the same level. If you want to fairly compare, you should either compare a potato actor with an average lawyer, or a famous actor with a successful lawyer. Jackson Lai is a potato actor. His acting is average (I personally think he's mediocre). So let's say if he worked hard in the entertainment industry for many years and gained a lot of praise and recognition for his top-notch acting. Do you think he would receive as much backlash as he's right now? I personally don't think so. And suppose that you're going to see a doctor, but you discover that he smokes (smoking is a personal choice, is not illegal but you know it is bad), would you still trust him as much if he didn't smoke, and see him again next time? I don't think we should separate personal and professional lives, but look at the character and principles of a person in a whole. I think that whatever you're doing, during your personal time or working hours, is a reflection of yourself as a human. I am sure that many who cheated can still accomplish their work well, but if I had the choice to choose between a lawyer who cheated and one who didn't, both with the same level of potential, I would choose the one who didn't cheat and judge in my head the one who cheated. Moreover, image isn't important only in the entertainment industry, but also to ordinary citizens like us. How people perceive you can dictate your future. If you want to be respected then be respectable. Don't go hurting others, especially your loved ones and people who love you. P.S. I'm just sharing my thoughts, no hard feelings :)
  • @jimmyszeto It's not that is not believable, it's toxic. Especially when a woman cheats. If this is about respect, then shouldn't someone's personal life be respected albeit the fact that they are a celebrity?
  • @jesspepperwang Firstly the entertainment industry is different from the typical job. Image is important and these celebrities are supposed to set a good example for people especially children. These are very small time celebrities who can’t compare to the credentials Hollywood stars which have made mistakes. The culture and traditions of the countries have to be respected as well as the audience who are indirectly contributing to celebrities finances. In Asia, the full package including a clean private life is expected. Plenty have lost careers involved in cases of crime or drugs so losing a few through cheating scandals wouldn’t be totally unbelievable...
  • Before any backlashes or comments gets too extreme (i.e. He should never be able to do X again), can I ask why someone's personal life should destroy their professional career? So if a man who worked his whole life through undergrad and went to law school, which means $200K+ in debt, and has won many cases for low-income families, should never be able to practice law again because he cheated in a relationship? I am not condoning cheating in any way, but does this mean his JD doesn't even count or get utilized anymore? Why is the entertainment industry especially in Asia so vicious and intruding? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got to act again right? Eva Longoria got to act again right? Even Winona Ryder, who didn't cheat but stole, got to act again right? Shouldn't we as knowledgeable citizens not add to the fire? AND separate professional from personal?
  • @wm2017 I would say it comes down to values and circumstance and not luck. Ben values his "freedom" and a certain amount of materialistic wealth and superficial beauty (youth)--which is a very human desire. On the other hand, he probably has to do a little more babysitting with someone 11 years his junior and has to be more proper in certain ways to appease the wealthy father in law. It all balances out at the end though: Ben said he doesn't like it when his mother "manages" him and his father already passed away (and this supposedly brought Ben and Bowie closer). I personally get a weird vibe from this guy, but do like his acting. It's like Joel Chan, he left his first wife for a casino tycoon's daughter and messed up enough, so cleaned up his act. From time to time, you do, however, sense something a little "ill-intending?"
  • @jesspepperwang That was my very first thought too. I remember it was a couple of years as well. All I can say is what a damn 'lucky' guy he is. Girl is younger, richer and is actually quite cute and pretty and he's not even that big or good looking. Some dudes have all the luck! lol
  • Short-lived romance with Jennifer Shum? They lived together and went longer than 3 years. Bowie supposedly gave him the freedom he never had and Jennifer couldn't trust him...I am sorry, that's literally the same reason but one is sugar-coated. And you sugar coat because your new girlfriend is 11 years younger and 11 times richer, plus it don't hurt that she's pretty.
  • Isn't Johnny Huang (黄景瑜) busy beating his ex? Wait, that was in the past.... #toosoon
  • @jesspepperwang Wasn't Gemma Chan already in Captain Marvel? And she's also in another upcoming Marvel film, The Eternals. She is like one of the rare actress to play multiple characters in Marvel Universe films. So looks like Hollywood runs out of English-speaking, beautiful Asians to cast on the Marvel Universe films? Lol
  • Fala is 5"7", has a good body, a pretty face, speaks English well, and is a Julliard graduate, is there a reason not to cast her? Gemma Chan would have been a second choice, but perhaps too tall and not femme fatale looking enough? Gemma Chan, I would consider more mature and elegant.
  • @coralie precisely. He's thirsty and creepy. While I don't think she's trying to get his attention specifically, I would never respond to him I were her. If you watch game shows, every single hosts says James is a player....ewwww
  • @jesspepperwang why? I think it reflects the ex's behavior more than you if they post on your ig. All it means is that they're thirsty for you? Can be an ego booster depending on how you see it
  • I repeat: It is NEVER a good thing when your ex comments on your IG pics.
  • @jesspepperwang You bought up a good point as Charmaine’s father passed away when she was way too young and her mom had to raise her and her brothers alone. Maybe she does not want to go through that? I have a feeling you are right as if you want to have and raise kids, you need to be selfless or else you will be a bad parent. Charmaine may just want to love the single life but is maybe afraid of loneliness in old age. But having kids does not guarantee that they will care for you in your old age.
  • @littlefish I would look at it like this: she does want kids, but all odds are against her. I think she has the courage to have kids alone, but it's 100% understood why doesn't anyone wanna raise kids alone. Charmaine's father passed away at a really young age, so she probably doesn't want any child to go through that. I do believe she's selfish and unattainable to some degree, but that's on her and nobody else. Many successful people have more supportive spouses, not spouses as successful as them. Unless, of course, you are okay with nannies and personal assistant raising your kids. She has to stop with the whole "I like capable men" OR should at least clarify what that means.
  • @jesspepperwang Most in Charmaine’s position will be looking for man older than her and earning more than her. Celebrities especially lead actor/actresses earn huge. Small earners will not be approaching her and just a professional who earns a salary will be incapable in her eyes.
  • Vivienne already had successful businesses before getting pregnant. TVB was for exposure for her businesses. Now that she has reached a business growth point and just have birth, isn't it convenient to just leave TVB?
  • @jesspepperwang Well said and I still wonder what she means by capable men? I am guessing that means a man that makes his own money and does not need to rely on her? Not sure.... I have a feeling she would not want a guy making less than her but who knows? Maybe she is feeling left behind as most if not all of her friends are married with children while she is still single. But she can have kids without a man. I think she just does not want to raise the kids alone even with her wealth. What you mentioned reminds me of actress and super model ⎌Lin Chi Ling who just got married recently. She is even more beautiful than Charmaine, is successful and all too. Her husband is 8 years younger, handsome and makes less than her but she is fine with it as he is a great guy.Lin Chi Ling even helped her husband out financially. I wonder if Charmaine would be willing to do that? Charmaine may end up alone or maybe marry a guy that has been already divorced with children, widowed or whatever. Unless she hitches a guy that is way younger than her and willing to be with her even if she may not be able to have kids. A young and handsome Chinese trainee married a Korean singer 18 years older than him so who knows? They just had their first baby recently as she freezed her eggs. Leo Ku’s wife just had a kid at 50 since she also freezed her eggs. Anything is possible in this world.
  • @jimmyszeto I would think about it this way: all her good friends are married and have kids now. They have other priorities. Her friends have to have her same amount of and same responsibilities in order to keep hanging out consistently. Also, Charmaine keeps on saying she likes "capable men." What does that even mean? She most likely won't find her equal professionally who is still single or ready to settle down (they are taken). What if a guy is really educated, but doesn't have a high salary and is a couple years younger than her and really attractive? He probably would never get to meet her depending on her lifestyle and values.
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