Elaine Yiu Blasted for Calling Kayi Cheung a “Pork Chop”
The love triangle between Patrick Tang (鄧健泓), Katy Kung (龔嘉欣), and Kayi Cheung (張嘉兒) continues to make headlines. Last December, it was reported that Patrick had cheated on Katy with Tiger Cubs < 飛虎> costar, Kayi. Katy’s good friend, Elaine Yiu (姚子羚), stepped forth and called Kayi a “pork chop,” or unattractive woman, at a recent media appearance.
When Katy found out that Patrick and Kayi were involved, Katy reportedly complained to her good friends, Elaine Yiu and Sarah Song (宋熙年) about the duo’s affair. Although unwilling to let go initially, Katy finally severed her 2-year relationship with Patrick. In January, Patrick and Kayi were spotted on a movie date, although they denied being in a romantic relationship.
Katy apparently was still recovering from the breakup. In close contact with Katy, Elaine said, “I hope she will be able to find new happiness soon.”
As to whether Kayi is indeed dating Patrick, Elaine believed that to be the case. “I also have a lot of male friends, but I will not be going out with them so frequently. I don’t know if they are indeed involved, nor did I ask.”
Asked if Patrick would also be interested in her, Elaine laughed, “He (Patrick) doesn’t like to eat spare ribs; he prefers pork chops more lately!” Alluding to Kayi’s nickname as “Pork Chop Miss Hong Kong” after she won the crown in 2007, Elaine’s comment was circulated widely on social networks.
Lee San San Blasts Elaine Yiu
Although 1996 Miss Hong Kong winner, Lee San San (李珊珊), does not personally know Kayi Cheung, she felt the unflattering use of “pork chop” to describe her over the years was unfair. Without specifically naming names in her Weibo post, Lee San San hinted that Elaine set a poor example as a public figure, as her words were unwarranted and bordered on bullying.
“I think every person has a conscience. When I see others being dubbed as ‘[pork] chop’ for a long time, I find such words to be ‘cold-blooded’ and sigh,” San San wrote. “Even an industry insider has come to use the same reference; I feel that it has become a verbal assault and bullying.”