Chilam Cheung Attacked By Netizens After Joking About Euthanizing His Dog

By on November 3, 2015 in NEWS

Chilam Cheung Attacked By Netizens After Joking About Euthanizing His Dog

Chilam Cheung (張智霖) is getting a lot of netizen hate for a joke he made about his dog while promoting his upcoming film, Return of the Cuckoo <十月初五的月光>.

While doing an interview with his Return of the Cuckoo costar Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼), Chilam mentioned that his pet dog, named Dai Kam (literally “with gold”), is not house-trained yet. The little puppy still runs around the home, urinating in every corner it could find. Expressing his frustration, Chilam joked that he should euthanize his dog.

When the reports of his comments were released, many dog lovers on Facebook slammed Chilam for his “wicked conduct.” An outraged netizen wrote in a post, “If he doesn’t want to the dog, many others want it. Why does he want to euthanize the dog?!” The netizen then urged others to spread the word, and even left comments personally attacking the actor.

Getting out of hand, Chilam’s agency quickly uploaded a statement clarifying Chilam’s comment, stating that he was only joking. Chilam also responded, “I was just joking. When my son is being naughty, I would also say I want to choke him, but does that mean I’ll really do it? Do people really have no sense of humor nowadays? I absolutely dote on all my pets. I used to have a cat, a dog, and a turtle. My relationship with my dog now is very good. My family loves him, but sometimes, he does get rather mischievous so I was just joking about it. I had no idea everyone would get so worked up on my comment. Don’t worry. My dog is safe. He is loved by all of us!”

Chilam formally apologized for his careless remark in a later interview he did with the press. He said, “The interview was done in a very happy and relaxing environment. My careless remark has made people believe that it was true. I must first say sorry. Dai Kam is growing in a very healthy and happy environment. Although he is still peeing everywhere, there is nothing we can do about it for now. However, we will definitely not abandon him. We will think of a solution, so rest assured everyone.”

Mentioning that quite a few netizens have launched comments personally attacking him, Chilam said, “It’s fine. We all have freedom of speech.”

Source: IHKTV

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

8 comments to Chilam Cheung Attacked By Netizens After Joking About Euthanizing His Dog

  1. jjwong says:

    OMG, these Netizens are seriously get way too out of control. No one can really say anything without being offended and blown out of proportion now aday. It’s so stupid.

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    • lavender16 replied:

      @jjwong
      Seriously… like everyone makes a big deal out of everything these days ._.

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  2. janet72 says:

    no freedom of speech…if I say 把你杀掉,I don’t mean it…It’s just frustration at that point.

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  3. hannah says:

    bloody hell! seriously some people doesn’t have the sense of humor.

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  4. alien says:

    Wow, after Tony is Chilam. Hmm,is people nowadays too stressed up or what?

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  5. elizabeth says:

    That’s a cute dog! Is it a Maltese or a poodle?

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  6. happybi says:

    lots of crazy netizens these days.. plenty on this blog too. Ha! Some just can’t take a joke!

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  7. riceball120 says:

    I feel bad for Chilam, it was just a joke, clearly some people either don’t have a sense of humor or something. I thought I was uptight, looks like there are people worse than me! lol

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