• Isn't that a quarantine box? Rather than being afraid of getting infected, those are for people who are suspected to have it and are for quarantining them off from the rest of the population. Lol, talk about people jumping the gun. And I bet it wasn't even Jay Chou either. Unless guy is a wizard rather than a magician and can be at two places at once.
  • Guy tried his hand at making a Chinese vampire movie a few years back if I recall. I loved the 80's HK vampire movies and was so hyped for it, but it honestly wasn't very good. I don't think Juno is that great a director. But hey, I guess it's nice that his family can fund his entertainment dreams. Didn't work out as a singer, might as well try movies.
  • @afan202 I was one of the people on here that commented that Ali is responsible for the consequences of her words. In Matt's case, were this the case where people avoided giving him their business because of his opinions on the protest, then I am in total agreement. He made those comments, he should deal with the consequences. The difference here, it seems, are protesters smashing his restaurant windows and filing fake complaints to disrupt his business. That, I'm not cool with. Put it this way, if Ali had made her comments, and pro China people were threatening her safety and purposely doing mailicous things on line to defame her, then I would be totally on the side of Ali's side as well.
  • @theyenman she's definitely dealing with the consequences of her words. Maybe she knew she would lose money by speaking up, but decided to stand for what she believed in anyway. I'm not sure which trivial comment youre referring to because I only saw the post where she encouraged people to vote. Maybe I missed it? I noticed that during the protests, people commented on artists' page asking them to speak up and not be silent. I think sometimes artists feel like they have a responsibility to speak up because they have a fanbase, so therefore they have an influence.
  • @theyenman Ali thought she was clever and was going to be praised for her comments but it backfired spectacularly. Career suicide...
  • @luye Whether the comments were racist, sexist, or not is irrelevant. What matters is how it is interpreted by the consumer and whether it has potential to negatively impact business. Look at it this way. Why do businesses hire celebrities? To market their products. If a business feels the celebrity will negatively affect their sales or if there's no perceived positives in keeping that spokesperson, why would a business continue to hire them? What Ali did was stupid from an economic standpoint because she effectively killed her own career, over a trivial comment that she totally could have avoided and it was easy to see from everyone why it would. Notice how the majority of other artists have kept quiet? It's because they still want to make money in China. What she should do is just double down and go full pro protesters, like Denise Ho. Now that's a smart girl. She knew she was screwed making any money from China, so she took advantage and just sided with the protesters to make money that way.
  • @m0m0 Again, money talks, that's what's ultimately driving the sponsorship decisions. These companies want to cater to the 1.3B Chinese market, simple as that. Rather than deal with potential boycotts of their products, they simply decide to choose another spokesperson among the plethora of choices available. If I was a business that has to sell to the Chinese market, I'd cut ties with her too. Nothing personal, just companies doing what's best for their business. And this is why artists should really keep political opinions to themselves, or risk facing consequences. If they are OK with the potential risks of losing jobs and sponsorships, then for sure they should speak out if that's what they feel is right. But again, that's not how the entertainment or business world works, and if you want to continue maximizing your earning potential in it, then you gotta learn to play the game. That's the reality.
  • @theyenman The dark forces meaning the things that control people which people don't even realize and think they r acting on their free will. If u think about what she said, it is simply telling people to exercise their right. Lefties r interpreting this as an anti China statement which shows how extreme these people r that executing a right under democracy is against their own govt.
  • @theyenman nothing Ali said was racist or sexist. Eastern & western entertainment industries have different cultures. Some can get away with some things in the west, but if the same thing happened in the east, it's extremely unacceptable. For ex, the "cash me outside" girl on Dr. Phil got famous off of her rude behavior and now she's a rapper making $.
  • @theyenman We dont know if govt has anything to do with this. But the situation with the missing HK booksellers shows that the govt has an impact. However, Ali still has a lot of fans.
  • @m0m0 what dark forces? How is this different from an entertainer in the west facing backlash for uttering a racist or sexist comment? The entertainment industry is supported by fan support. Once a company decides you aren't marketable to them, they cut ties with you. If anything, this is pretty much the definition of a capitalistic society.
  • @jintianxiayue Um, isn't this consumer backlash? It's not the government doing anything to her, its the consumer. Feel a bit bad for her, but at the same time, if she wanted to thrive in that industry, then she should have known better. Why break your own rice bowl so to speak by sharing an unnecessary comment? If she felt compelled to still share her thoughts, then she should have understood the potential consequences of her actions. Guess she just didn't know how to play the game properly. And as mentioned, freedom of speech means she could say what she wants without being arrested. It does not mean you can say whatever you want without criticism or backlash.
  • Bet the article didn't do their full research. I'm guessing the full unit cost might be $45M HKD but her actual down-payment is a lot less. Hardly anyone pulls the full amount down. Still, sometimes I find these articles loosely quote prices without much research. $45M is like $5M USD, which is insane, and if she really could afford that, that ain't from her salary as an actress, that's for sure.
  • That's not a flattering photo of him. Guy looks like a pedophile with the facial hair lol.
  • @hetieshou For sure, and like I said, I'm not slagging on the guy as he does sound like a good husband. It was more me commenting on the article exaggerating some of the after marriage things he did to try to make it more than what it is. And sure, I guess not all breadwinners are that generous, but you would think buying a house for your family and a car are pretty standard things for a decent husband. Providing food and shelter for your family is not something above and beyond what any other husband that's not a deadbeat strives for.
  • @theyenman Also, in the entertainment industry, it is very rare for someone, male or female, to continue to stay with their GF or BF whom they met before their life in the industry. For Pakho, he stayed with the same woman for over 10 years and married her after entering the industry.
  • @theyenman Maybe it stands out as he is a celebrity? Celebrities generally have more rumors, temptations, scandals and other things to deal with than the typical average guy. To be so faithful and all just makes him stand out in that sense I guess. Plus, not all guys or girls who are the breadwinner are that generous, even to their own family.
  • Not ripping on Pakho because I’m sure he is a good husband, but what did he really do that so sets him apart from your typical everyday husband? Is the standard for celebrity husbands so low that just being a decent husband makes the guy stand out? And I find the reporting about him gifting his wife a car and property funny. It’s like Pakho isn’t going to be living in it or something. She is a stay at home mom while he is the partner making money. Of course he is the one buying the things for his family. You know, like every other family that has a single income earner lol.
  • Mad respect for sure. I don't think I'd be able run 45km, let alone swim it. That's crazy. Good for him for doing it for a good cause too.
  • @theyenman I agree with you. As people age - they use their heads more than they use their hearts. Sometimes it's about money and benefits.
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