Zed Zaidi has been making nationwide headlines for all the wrong reasons once again.
The president of the Malaysian Artistes Association (Seniman) caused quite a stir after an alleged NSFW photo of him made its way online recently.
Refusing to stay silent, Zed (full name Rozaidi Jamil) came out to clarify the whole situation. “(The guy in the picture) is not me and that’s it. These culprits can do anything because they are hackers. I’ve been preparing this for a long time and I’ll consider this as a challenge in my fight for the local industry,” he said in an interview with Harian Metro.
The “Sembilu Kasih” actor also said that it will be difficult to gain the public’s trust even if he insisted on denying such accusations. “For now, people won’t listen to whatever we say. If I stated that the photo is not mine, everyone will refuse to believe it,” Zed was quoted as saying.
According to the former “Hero Remaja 2001” contestant, as an artiste, he’s no stranger when it comes to encountering tons of backlash that may affect his reputation. “To me, that’s nothing new because right from the beginning when I stepped my foot in the scene, I’ve faced a lot of criticisms and threats,” Zed told the local news outlet.
He concluded, “It’s all for us to improve to improve ourselves. If everyone’s been praising you constantly, that’s called flattering.”