After accruing heavy gambling debts, Yang Bao Bei (杨宝贝) was desperate enough to resort to scams and later suicide. Her attempt failed however, and she was forced to deal with the aftermath.
The Malaysian influencer and YouTuber has been hard at work paying off her debts and refunding her victims. However, work has not been easy to find, and there are those who have been taking advantage of her situation. Netizens were pleased to find that other local celebrities like Namewee (黃明志) are supporting her.
The Malaysian rapper recently made a post on Facebook saying he needed internet celebrities for his new music video. As YBB’s situation has been the talk of the town, many netizens were quick to tag her on the post. It caught Namewee’s attention and he reached out to YBB in the comment section. “(YBB), many people have tagged you here,” the entertainer wrote. “They think you don’t dare. If you’re interested, you can PM (me).” YBB was quick to reply, thanking him for the offer. “(Namewee), if you want to, you can contact me directly. I’m short of work to pay off the debt. Thank you for giving me a chance,” the influencer said.
YBB also posted about Namewee’s gracious offer on her Instagram story. She thanked him there again, saying the job offer was a gift. Her story was seen by many and someone privately messaged her to offer encouragement. She thanked the person but advised them not to support her blindly. “I will become someone worthy of your love,” she vowed. The person stated they believe YBB will change for the better and are willing to stick with her until then. “(The message was) very warm,” the YouTuber wrote. “Thank you. I will face everything bravely.”
Although YBB previously made a public apology, she recently posted another apology on her Instagram story, this time to her friends. She apologised to her business partners, Kay and Chord, as well as her ex-boyfriend Kim. YBB stated she was sorry she had hurt Kay and Chord, and thanked them for all they had done to help her. She recalled how they helped her after her father passed away. They paid for his funeral expenses and were there to support her emotionally. However, she acknowledged she had lost everything after getting addicted to gambling.
YBB said she had betrayed them and did not cherish their help and support. She regretted her actions and said she loved them very much. YBB also acknowledged she had a tendency to run from her problems, however, she has “woken up”. “I hope in 10 years time, I will be able to sit and drink tea with you two again,” she said. She hoped by then, she would have changed for the better.
To her ex, YBB said she loved him, but at that time, did not know how to be in a relationship. “My contradiction stems from you warmth,” she wrote. “I didn’t want to give it up, but I also didn’t dare to express my happiness because I knew I was wrong,” she said. “I’m sorry I hid a lot of things (from you).” YBB said after the breakup, Kim still cared for her. Having said that, she was already heavily involved in gambling and as she did not want to involve him in her problems, so she pushed him away. Even after her suicide attempt, Kim tried to help her, but YBB felt she only hurt, ruined and disappointed him repeatedly.
While YBB is working hard to turn over a new leaf, it hasn’t been easy. She was originally scheduled to help sell live seafood last night (9th May) but called it off three hours before. She stated she was unable to help the broadcast as there were “improper arrangements” and apologised to the business Fully Fishery.
However, she was quick to secure another job, this time to help promote selling bacon. The live broadcast with YBB is scheduled for 12th May at 8pm. Her dedication to finding jobs endeared her to local celebrity Amber Chia (谢丽萍) who left a message on the post, promising she would watch it. However, netizens advised her not to waste time on people like YBB and said they would like to watch a live broadcast with her instead.
As everyone knows, actions speak louder than words. Clearly YBB recognises that the only way for people to see she has changed is by her actions. Although netizens seem to be in two minds about supporting her, local celebrities are on her side.
Hopefully she’ll achieve her goals of repaying her debts and actually changing for good.
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