While all main parties have offered apologies and statements on the Andy Hui (許志安) and Jacqueline Wong (黃心穎) cheating incident, the scandal is far from over. Many colleagues involved in the entertainment industry have suffered from this incident, whether directly or indirectly.
Dicky Cheung (張衛健) and William So (蘇永康), Andy’s close friends and fellow members of Big Four, have responded in support of Andy and his wife Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文), who has chosen to stay by Andy’s side. Dicky and William’s comments have attracted controversial attention.
Dicky responded with an excerpt from the Book of Isaiah of the Old Testament: “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice.” Dicky added that he hopes all married couples would be able to live truthfully with love.
The actor shared that he had attempted to contact Andy after the scandal broke, but Andy has been silent and has not responded to any messages. While Dicky is worried for his friend, he hopes that Andy and Sammi will find strength together.
William also responded with support for Andy and Sammi, but his comments were more harshly received by netizens. After liking Sammi’s statement on Instagram, William received many negative responses from netizens, in which many were saying that he didn’t have the right to comment on Sammi’s post. One netizen said, “You got married, got divorced, then got married again. You’re a mess.” Another said, “You always say that you don’t care about other people’s business, but why are you coming out now to talk about this? William So? Who?”
The 51-year-old eventually defended himself in the comments of his social media page, saying that the netizens also had no right to judge him or the persons involved either. At a music event on Friday, William commented on his squabble with netizens saying, “I personally think all of should be over. Kenneth Ma (馬國明) made a very nice point: the people who should be making statements have already done so. People like us, who are on the sidelines, all we can do is give them emojis. I do feel that everyone has a right to voice their opinion, but sine Easter is happening, I feel that we should end the old, and welcome the new.”
In related news, Sammy Leung (森美), who has worked with Jacqueline on his travel show Sammy On the Go <森美旅行團>, has showed support to Jacqueline by liking her apology post on Instagram. This angered many netizens, but Sammy defended his actions.
“I liked [Jacqueline’s] post because she apologized for her mistake,” he said. “It is something I respect. I know there are many different opinions on this. This incident has hurt many people. I don’t want to say too much and cause misunderstandings.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.