In the latest episode of the TVB talk show Young and Restless <#後生仔傾吓偈>, cast members discuss about the Chinese idiom “Admiration for Vanity” (貪慕虛榮). Crystal Fung (馮盈盈), who has been accused multiple times by tabloids for being materialistic and vain, immediately pulled out a textbook definition of the idiom and shared her frustrations about these claims.
“According to the dictionary, this idiom can also mean someone who reaps success without sowing, someone who steps over boundaries to create a fake image of wealth,” she said. “If I’m spending all my hard-earned money, I don’t think that’s considered vain. You can comment about my spending habits, but if it’s my money that I’m spending, I’m not breaking any rules. Why do you care?”
Crystal also pointed out that many artistes often get mistaken for being vain, especially after gaining popularity, leading to increases in come. “It’s not fair,” she said. “Usually people who are vain and overly materialistic would focus on what assets other people own. That’s all they care about. If you’re comfortable with yourself then you wouldn’t care about that.”
More often than not, young people who often change their phone models are accused for being materialistic. Crystal, who once shared a photo of her iPhone 12 on social media, immediately clarified, “Many people are up to date with technology, and since I owned one, I decided to take a picture of it and share my experience.” Crystal said before using the 12, she used an iPhone X for nearly two years.
“I genuinely just want to share my experiences,” said Crystal. “I don’t know why everyone has to criticize everything I do, and label me. It has created a very negative space. They accuse me for showing off my wealth and being a social climber.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.