After his breakup with mainland Chinese actress Tiffany Tang (唐嫣), Taiwanese actor Roy Chiu (邱澤) has seen a definite downturn in his public image. Taiwan’s Next Magazine reported that Roy rejected two filming offers because of the breakup, resulting in an estimated 80 million TWD loss in revenue. In an even more shocking turn of events, Next Magazine also unearthed an old nude photograph of Roy, which was originally taken in 2006.
Because Roy often plays clean-cut and lively characters who fall into the category of “tall, rich, and handsome,” he is seldom linked with the selling of his body. In the photograph, however, Roy’s hands are tied behind his back, and he is kneeling on one knee, effectively obscuring his private parts. The accompanying text plays up the photograph’s erotic and sadomasochistic elements.
It was later revealed that the photograph was part of a nude photo set shot by well-known Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee (紀嘉良), who was aiming to raise funds for hurricane victims in southern Asia seven years ago. Roy was among several of the big-name celebrities whom Leslie invited to participate in the photoshoot. Others included Hong Kong actors Aaron Kwok (郭富城), Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒), and Daniel Wu (吳彥祖). Two months ago, Leslie Kee was arrested on suspicion of selling publications that feature male genitalia at a Tokyo gallery exhibition.
When the Roy’s nude photograph surfaced recently, he was not in Taiwan at the time and therefore unaware of the news. However, his manager, Liao Tianjun (廖天駿), replied on his behalf: “This was filmed for charity, for relief work. Mentally, the outset was pure and honest, but the photo was used and interpreted in a different aspect. Something is wrong with the mind of the person who would write about the photo like this.”
This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.