Celebrities around the world have been posting April Fools jokes on the Internet since the beginnings of social networks. While many attempted to grab attention by using pure shock factor. Some jokes fell flat, while others completely backfired.
Jiro Announces He is a Father
Taiwanese singer and actor Jiro Wang (汪東城) continues his annual tradition on April 1 this year with a post announcing that he is a father of a five-year-old child. Claiming that he was inspired by former Fahrenheit (飛輪海) team mate Wu Chun’s (吳尊) brave confession last year, Jiro wrote that his son is his pride and that he is leaving the entertainment industry. “I am tired, tired of this industry. I am no longer myself. I don’t even dare to talk about my child out loud. I hope everyone will bless me, my family, and my child! Goodbye everyone! Goodbye entertainment circle!”
Since Jiro has a habit of making April Fools jokes, his fans do not seem too worried about this “announcement”. Some also pointed out that the child in the photo closely resembles Dad, Where Are We Going? <爸爸去哪兒> child star Angela Wang (王詩齡). Jiro’s manager later confirmed that the post was indeed just a joke.
Alfred Hui Said He Will Return to Dentistry
Hong Kong singer Alfred Hui (許廷鏗) also tried to shock fans and friends with an announcement that he is quitting the industry, though was himself surprised that many took the news seriously. On Sina Weibo, Alfred jokingly told some of his friends that he is planning to quit and return to dentistry. Since Alfred is a licensed dentist, many thought he was telling the truth and flooded his account with messages of support and pleas.
Seeing that his joke has generated some real concerns, Alfred took the message down and publicly apologized on the same day. “On April Fools Day, even though it is fun to prank others, I have learned this year not to go overboard. I feel super ashamed. I’m sorry everyone. Don’t worry, I definitely will not give up so easily!”
Ada Choi and Anita Yuen Take Opportunity to Vent
Although most artistes were in good spirits on April 1, Ada Choi (蔡少芬) and Anita Yuen (袁詠儀) instead fumed over their bad luck. Ada was at the airport to travel to a filming location. While checking in her luggages, the film crew informed her about a last-minute schedule change. After changing her flight, the crew decided to revert back to the original filming schedule. Ada was forced to change her flight once again and ran into long delays, causing her to angrily declare, “I hate you April Fools Day!”
Anita also experienced some trouble with her travel plans yesterday. Due to Hong Kong’s bad weather, Anita was stuck in road traffic and missed her flight. Frustrated, she vented her anger publicly on Weibo. “I’m not happy at all! Don’t bother me today!”
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.