Earlier this week, the Internet went haywire after a baseless rumour that 28-year-old Taiwanese actor Eddie Peng (彭于晏), is dating 36-year-old Taiwanese singer and actor Danson Tang (唐禹哲). It was also reported that their same-sex relationship would go public.
Additionally, the rumour also mentioned that Peng would announce his pursued relationship with Tang first and that both of them hope everyone would give their blessings.
The studio that manages Peng rushed to issue a statement on Chinese platform Weibo that the gossip has “seriously damaged his rights and interests“. Legal action will also be forced against those who spread such malicious rumours regarding Peng and plead for the false information to be removed.
These rumours have also angered Peng so much that he went onto the Chinese social media platform to tell those people off, writing, “Fake. Lame. Rotten to the core“.
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Tang’s studio also denied such rumours. If people actually paid attention close enough, Tang has already formed a relationship in June 2020 with his hapa model, actress, and girlfriend, Becky Su (蘇小軒).
Moreover, this was not the first time Peng has put off these gay rumours. Back in 2017, it was rumoured that Peng was in a gay relationship with Chinese venture capitalist Zhang Lei (张磊), which of course, was proven false.
It is a mystery as to why these rumours have started. Even so, Peng and Tang are known to be close friends and have given their support to each other throughout their careers as celebrities, dating back to 10 years ago.
Maybe it’s this close bond that has mistaken people into believing that they were into each other? We don’t know for sure. At least some social media users were quick to speculate the news as being fake.