Donnie Yen Accepts Apology, Resolves Discrimination Issue

By on March 30, 2019 in NEWS

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.

Source: Oncc

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  • 6 comments to Donnie Yen Accepts Apology, Resolves Discrimination Issue

    1. littlefish says:

      And no other Asian stars reported to feel discriminated against…. just this family… he got his wish, a public apology, and he’s become important again, and for the future event. No offend, but he’s still a diva

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    2. says:

      My question is, how bad is really that seat? If the seat is not even a chair to sit on then yes that is totally discrimination. But if just because it’s not at the front then that’s a diva.

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      • jimmyszeto replied:

        For the billionth time, it was nothing to do with the seat. Maybe you should do some reading…

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        • replied:

          Ok, finally catch up to those articles now.
          But it’s still unclear either way. Ray Liu said the seating was involved. So which of the 2 guys are saying the truth now?

          With seat or no seat involved, I agree the foreigners are really rude but a bit patience and endurance would have been the better resolution. They are rude, but it couldn’t be proven as discrimination rude though. More like just bad service and unprofessionalism.

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    3. miranda says:

      A staff at an event IN Hong Kong gave her a foul gaze? Where almost everyone else there would be Chinese? I think this is baloney and it was actually the seating they were upset about. Too easy to blame ‘foreigners’ when someone doesn’t pander to your ego. They didn’t know who you were. Period. This isn’t discrimination. Shame on them for trying to make this about racial discrimination.

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    4. chena says:

      LOL. He’s playing the race card when in reality, he’s just salty af that nobody knows who he is.

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