Donnie Yen Accepts Apology, Resolves Discrimination Issue
Action star Donnie Yen (甄子丹) and his family – wife Cissy Wang (汪詩詩) and daughter Jasmine Yen – made headlines for storming out of a charity event hosted by The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) recently. After the situation got blown up, both Cissy and Donnie clarified why they quickly left after posing for photos on the red carpet. Allegedly, the trio faced racial discrimination from amfAR’s PR team.
Cissy revealed on social media the staff of foreigners displayed a foul attitude and unpleasant gaze towards her. She claimed, “It made me feel insulted and not respected! They were disciminating against Chinese people!”
Following the couple’s allegations, amfAR released a statement through their public relations department. “We deeply regret the disrespect and unpleasant experience Mr. Donnie Yen and his family faced that night. I sincerely look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with Mr. Yen and his family again, and hope we can better understand how we can improve,” they apologized.
Regarding the statement, Donnie and Cissy said, “We have received the organization’s statement and its chairman’s letter of apology. We are deeply regretful about what happened this time. We look forward to the future where we can all be more true, kind, and beautiful.”
Other attendees that night included Michelle Yeoh, Ray Lui, Henry Golding, Pharrell Williams, and more.
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.