What’s worse than hurting someone intentionally? Hurting them unintentionally. Mainly because you’ll wonder why you didn’t see the signs earlier and wished you could have stepped in sooner… You may even have to deal with the fallout while battling with regrets.
Chinese artist Meng Meiqi (孟美岐) has found herself in a sticky situation after a fiasco broke out yesterday (25th October). She was accused of being the reason why music producer Chen Lingtao (陈令韬) broke up with his girlfriend of four years. She later issued an apology in the evening and clarified her side of the story.
Meng posted her apology roughly at 6pm yesterday after Chen’s ex-girlfriend announced the news on Weibo. According to the post made by the ex, she’d decided to speak up after receiving hate messages from Chen and Meng’s alleged fans. Chen’s ex shared how he cheated on her for Meng and that she had known about it for a while.
In her apology, Meng asked for forgiveness from those involved in the matter, her fans and to those concerned about the issue. The former “Rocket Girls 101 (火箭少女101)” member said, “I never thought of (getting involved) with the feelings of others, bit it has caused substantial harm.”
The artist also shared in an interview with Sina that she had dated Chen briefly but they have broken up since then. Meng emphasised that she thought Chen had been single. However, upon seeing the article by Chen’s ex, she realised she had been fooled. She mentioned wanting to call him to ask about the matter. “I also want to say sorry to (Chen’s ex) because it did affect her life,” the artist said regretfully.
Weibo netizens however are still suspicious of the matter. Several say there was no way Meng didn’t know Chen was seeing someone. Some are blaming Chen for leading the two ladies on. Still there are a few who support Meng and hope she will better herself in the future.
The currently inactive WJSN (Cosmic Girls; 우주소녀) member has not said anything else after her apology. It isn’t known how the three are handling the situation since everything came to light. After all, cheating is always messy and even unintentionally getting involved in it can be frustrating.