Last week, rumors surfaced that Liu Kai Chi (廖啓智) and Barbara Chan’s (陳敏兒) eldest son, Liu Man Chit (廖文哲) was gay. The 19-year-old uploaded photos of himself wearing makeup on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Instagram. In two particular posts, Man Chit wrote, “I still want to be a woman” and “I am gay too.”
In a recent interview, Barbara Chan clarified that her son “really likes women” and dated before. He always invited his girlfriend to his home for dinner. She stressed that tabloid claims were fake, and her family found the reports quite humorous.
She continued, “He’s always been a rather eccentric person and he likes to have fun. He likes J-rock bands so he would often dye his hair into different colors. His father was quite against it at first.”
Regarding Man Chit’s post about a “useless gay youth” (廢青同志), but Barbara clarified, “He meant that he didn’t want to be a useless youth. He was afraid that he would achieve nothing as he didn’t do well on his college entrance exams. He used to have a huge ego, but he has learned a lot from this incident, so the experience has been quite positive.”
Liu Kai Chi said, “When he wrote ‘I am gay too’ he was just joking with his friends.” He said Man Chit had already apologized to his parents for the burden, but then LiuKai Chi joked, “If his father wasn’t an artist, he wouldn’t get the chance to be on the front cover.”
Asked if they would be willing to accept Man Chit if he really did turn out to be gay, Barbara said, “As his parents we would support him, but we would definitely find it heartbreaking because we do want grandchildren.”
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.