Joey Yung On Rumored Lesbian Lover, Denise Ho: “She Inspires My Life!”
Possessing a flourishing singing career, Joey Yung’s (容祖兒) love life also became the focus of the general public. Debuting more than a decade ago, Joey has been the frequent subject of negative rumors, with Joey and Denise Ho’s (何韻詩) same-sex relationship the most discussed topic. Ignoring the public’s focus, Joey felt that it was unnecessary to dwell on the subject of homosexuality in this day and age. Joey openly spoke about Denise, who inspired her to be a more courageous person. Discussing numerous topics, this article was part one of a series of five articles in which Joey will share her perspective in life…..
Joey revealed, “Denise and I were introduced by Albert Yeung (楊受成) before we officially joined the entertainment industry. In 1999, Denise worked as a backup singer at Anita Mui’s (梅艷芳) concert. Mr. Yeung introduced us while backstage. Since meeting over a decade ago, we have been supporting each other.”
Fortunately Inspired by Life
“Denise and I are two very different people. The qualities that she possesses, I do not have. The qualities that I have, she does not have. Our personalities are polar opposites. I am an indecisive person, while she is much more decisive. However, she is too persistent, while I am more flexible. This is usually the case for people of different personality traits to become good friends because they can complement each other. On the other hand, people who are too similar may be unable to become friends. Although I will seek self-improvement, I need to be inspired by people around me. She is able to inspire my life and my work!
“She is like a martyr, a vanguard, who is always moving forward. She will always do what everyone else has not yet done or will not do. For example, her words may be too extreme at times, but as a friend, you will understand that this is due to her persistent nature. The world needs people like Denise. She has affected my behavior and made me more courageous, teaching me to adhere to my beliefs.
”Everyone’s attention has remained on Denise and I for many years. I will ask, ‘Did this affect my career?’ It appears it did not. I continued to release music albums and concert performances. Then it’s fine, as long as it did not impact my career. I do not mind being the subject of gossip for other people to discuss, that’s okay!
“This year is 2011 and perhaps the end of the world may come next year. Why is there a need to dwell on this topic [same sex relationships]? In foreign countries, many celebrities will not be discriminated against in this area. The world should contain different types of friends. Why does Hong Kong appear to be outwardly open, but continue to be resistant towards this problem? It’s not necessary to make a fuss….”
A DNA Error
“I feel that same-sex love is very common. It is a form of love; why is it unacceptable? Many people around me are in same-sex relationships. I feel that perhaps there may be an error in the person’s DNA [determining sexual preference], but you can not decide whether this is abnormal. What is normal? It is difficult to define. However, I tend to like to be friends with this type of people because they are more careful and have high demand in beauty. In love, there is no distinction in whether it is a man or woman. Love is irrespective of age and boundaries. Love is a major event!
”Love is a life nourishing product, better than skin care products and supplements. Love can make people improve, and even firm one’s facial skin. Everyone needs love! In the past, I focused on work, however as people grow up, they need different things. I would like to find someone who can share my personal feelings on a daily basis. I never dreamed about a wedding in the future because I am not a princess. I am a practical person; when the hearts of two people are together, it is sufficient.”
Will Not Have a Child
“My mother was often concerned that I will become bad. I do not know how I can become bad? If I were not bad as a child, I should not be bad as an adult. Until today, my mother is anxious about many things. Today, I possess so many things that I need to cherish; I will not easily turn ‘bad’ and allow these things to slip away from my fingers. I do not want to do what my mother is currently doing, so I will not have children for certain.”
Source: Oriental Daily
Jayne: Is this the most open Joey has been about same-sex relationships, including what Denise means to her? It is indeed wonderful to find someone you love who inspires you to be a better person in life. It appears that Joey may even regard Denise as a long-term life partner or “soul mates.”