Late pop diva Coco Lee’s (李玟) bullying claims against the production crew of hit reality show Sing! China <中國好聲音>, where she had been a celebrity mentor in 2022 has evoked a furore among netizens, who have vowed to boycott Zhejiang Television.
With the continued snowballing of the saga and the show producer’s shares taking a beating amid controversies, Zhejiang TV released a statement on August 20 that it will suspend the show to look into the issue, in a development seen as a triumph for netizens seeking justice for Coco.
Besides the production crew who have been slammed for their outright bullying, other celebrities who had been involved in the filming of the same season of Sing! China are also being accused of being complicit by netizens – amongst them are singer-songwriter Li Ronghao (李榮浩) and HK singer and actor Hacken Lee (李克勤) – whose social media has been flooded with comments accusing them of turning a blind eye to Coco’s plight!
Known to be a long-time friend of Coco, Hacken Lee had participated in several seasons of Sing! China and had been crowned as the champion mentor the very first time he participated.
Slammed by netizens for maintaining silence on the matter, and suspected of being a bystander when Coco had fallen on stage despite both of them being HK singers, netizens took to Hacken’s Weibo with comments expressing their disappointment, and accusing him of being a different person compared to days when he performed his hit song “Red Sun” (红日). Others urged him to “speak up, according to his conscience”. However, some netizens commented that Hacken had in fact helped to support Coco from the stage back to her hotel after the fall.
Andy Lau Speaks Up for Li Ronghao
Attending a recent event, HK superstar Andy Lau (劉德華) was asked about his opinion on Coco being bullied on Voice of China, and why Li Ronghao has not spoken up for Coco, to which he plays safe with a humorous response. “When Coco was a mentor, she was always bringing positive energy and was responsible and serious towards her mentees, actually I feel no matter Sing! China or Li Ronghao, (everyone) needs a little of their own time and space, of course, maybe Li Ronghao and (the rest) are now busy dating their wives.”