Regarding the paparazzi secretly photographing Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) nude at home, rumored girlfriend, Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), said exasperately, “I don’t know what to say. Everyone saw his entire body! I am very concerned that Bosco will not be happy, fortunately he has been okay. I hope they do not continue taking unauthorized photos. It’s as if Bosco were in jail at home now, trying to hide and avoid [exposure]. I heard that the reporter took the nude photographs from a public location, so there are no grounds for a lawsuit!”
Raymond Lam and Ron Ng: “We Always Close Our Curtains!”
Raymond Lam (林峯) and Ron Ng (吳卓羲) supported their good friend, Bosco Wong, who was photographed nude by the paparazzi. Raymond said, “This incident crosses the boundary of the law. Normally, I am very careful and will permanently close the curtains at home. No sunlight comes through!”
Ron Ng said, “My curtains are permanently drawn at home! However, I am unafraid. Even if someone photographs my home, they will only capture my mother, my maid, and myself.”
Kevin Cheng “Law Ba” : “The Government Should Establish Privacy Laws”
Portraying “Law Ba” in Ghetto Justice <怒火街頭>, Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) was extremely popular lately. Since privacy invasion was such a terrible action, Kevin felt that the government should establish legislation for greater privacy protection.
Wayne Lai: “Hong Kong Law is Insufficient”
Appearing at the Hong Kong airport with his wife, Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) was flying to Toronto, Canada, to perform. As a result, Wayne will not be celebrating Father’s Day. Wayne’s son will remain in Hong Kong to celebrate the holiday with his grandfather instead. Regarding the paparazzi photographing Bosco nude and invading artists’ privacy, Wayne commented, “Since the reporter used a telephoto lens to take photos inside the house, it is the same as voyeurism. If a regular citizen were to commit the act, it would be considered voyeurism, but a reporter is free to do so? That’s because there are loopholes in Hong Kong legislation. If this occurred overseas, you can ‘sue until their pants are on fire!’”
Steven Ma: “It’s Okay for a Man to Be Spotted Nude!”
At a watch brand promotional event, Steven Ma (馬浚偉) comforted Bosco in the nude photo incident, “For a man, this shouldn’t be so serious. Bosco is fit enough!”
Eric Tsang: “If You Eat Salted Fish, You Have to Withstand Thirst!”
Appearing at the prayer ceremony for new film, Super Fun with Liza and the Gods <勁抽福祿壽>, Eric Tsang (曾志偉) said that although artists “have to withstand thirst when they eat salted fish” [loss a degree of privacy since they are public figures], it was natural to change clothes at home. Secretly photographing [artists in such a manner] was unacceptable.
Virginia Lok: “Bosco Was a Victim!”
TVB executive, Virginia Lok (樂易玲), noted that due to Bosco’s nude photo scandal, TVB will hold a meeting to discuss appropriate measures to assist artists from being photographed [unknowingly in compromising situations]. Ms. Lok said, “Artists have a bottom line too. This action was a complete invasion of privacy and affects the trends of society.” (Are you afraid this will affect Bosco Wong’s image?) “No, Bosco was a victim!” Ms. Lok noted that TVB issued a public statement to make their position clear over the matter.
Face Magazine and Sudden Weekly Magazine Banned from TVB City
TVB Deputy Director of External Affairs, Tsang Sing Ming (曾醒明) issued a public statement regarding its artists being photographed in compromising situations. Mr. Tsang noted that the reporters of Face Magazine and Sudden Weekly Magazine will be banned from the grounds of TVB City and denied interview access rights to TVB-related events. All TVB artists with the outstanding contracts with the company will refuse interviews with the two magazines. These actions will last for a period of two months.
Mr. Tsang said, “Our lawyers issued a letter requesting Face Magazine and Sudden Weekly Magazine to not further publish photos related to the [exposure incidents]. We asked them to give the photos back to TVB.” Mr. Tsang indicated that TVB staff has initiated contact with the two magazines, but have not heard any response yet.
Compiled from the Sun and On.cc
Jayne: Glad to hear that TVB legal counsel demanded the halt of future publication and likely distribution of Bosco’s nude photos. As long as his most private parts remained a mystery, there is some saving grace to this incident.
I think the 2 month ban against Face Magazine and Sudden Weekly is such a lame punishment. The other Next Media publications were not included in the ban, otherwise TVB artists and series would have too limited PR.