The downside of being a celebrity or public figure is that you are always in the public eye. People often judge them for their actions and words. They are also held to a higher standard as they influence people, even if we deny it.
This applies to everyone, regardless of nationality. A few years ago, someone made a joke on Weibo saying, “Chow Yun-fat (周润发) is a hero who plays a hero, Jackie Chan (成龙) is a scumbag who plays a hero, Anthony Wong (黄秋生) is a hero who plays a scumbag.”
Although many netizens agreed with the phrase, Anthony Wong recently revealed that he thought otherwise. During an exclusive interview with Next Magazine (壹傳媒), Wong told them, “I don’t agree with the three lines.” Of course, the actor didn’t leave us hanging by not explaining why.
He started with the first line, “Chow Yun-fat (周润发) is a hero who plays a hero.” According to Wong, he couldn’t see Chow’s heroic qualities at all. “(Chow) recently appeared in black and announced he was going to get his hiking coach license. Is that very heroic?” the actor scoffed. “He said he would make less money and he also didn’t act for Wong Jing’s (王晶) film.”
While he had strong opinions regarding Chow, Wong defended Chan. “You say Jackie Chan uses hate speech, is an idiot, and everyone dislikes him. That’s okay. But is he a scum?” Wong asked. “(Chan) said that China’s television opportunities are exploding, and he’s just stating the facts. He has made mistakes that men in the world would make.” Wong stated that Chan fell in bad company, like Eric Tsang (曾志伟) and Alan Tam (谭咏麟). “So, (Chan) thought the whole world is like this,” Wong explained.
“Of course many men make mistakes when they have money,” the actor said. “I don’t have money and I still made mistakes.” As for the final line, Wong explained he disagreed with it because he wasn’t a hero. Well, that is only Anthony Wong’s opinion. What do you guys think? Do you agree with him?
Watch his interview here:
Sources: China Press, Next Magazine
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