While it often feels like the Internet is a place for us to post our thoughts and opinions, a careless statement can result in a huge mess.
The daughter of a famous jewelry brand admitted she was dating Huang Zong Ze (黃宗澤) or Bosco Wong. The news caused an immediate uproar on the internet.
On 21st March, Weng Xiaojun, heiress of the jewelry brand “六桂福珠宝 (Liuguifu Jewelry)” made a post on her lesser known account. She uploaded a photo of herself alongside pictures of Hong Kong veteran actress Sun Jia Jun (孫佳君) or Paulyn Sun. “Zong Ze said I look like (Sun Jia Jun),” she wrote. “This is the only person I like.”
The 27-year-old has over 230,000 followers on her social media accounts and is friends with artists Lin Yun (林允) and Meng Jia (孟佳). She used to shoot commercials and was married to actor Liu Yuchao. They divorced shortly after she had a daughter by him. Thanks to her family being well-off, she supposedly has real estate in Fujian and Shenzhen, and has several companies under her name. Many say she is a veritable “bai fu mei (white, rich and beautiful)”.
Netizens wondered if “Zong Ze” meant 40-year-old Bosco Wong and one bold netizen asked, “Are you two together?” Her simple “yes” sparked heated discussions on the net. Although she later added that they are only friends, the damage was done. Many were concerned as there is a 13 year gap between the two. Some were also suspicious as Wong had not mentioned her before. However, a few were excited, asking if it was true.
Many were inclined to believe her as Hong Kong star Bosco Wong’s romance life is surprisingly notorious. His previous relationship with Rose Chan (陳嘉桓) ended abruptly last year. He and Rose knew each other from the 2018 drama “Guardian Angel” and eventually started living together. However, they never confirmed the relationship before Rose cut all communication with him.
After the incident blew up, Weng deleted her post. A new post on another account shared her distress at the matter being taken so seriously. “It seems that you should pay attention to what you say in the future,” she wrote.
As her response was not being taken seriously by netizens, Bosco himself made a statement on it. He responded to the media and denied the relationship between the two. Bosco stated it was a joke and that they only shared a mutual friend. “She has already apologised to me, saying she didn’t expect such a huge misunderstanding.”
Well, it’s a good reminder to think before you hit that post button!