China has been cracking down on any celebrity stepping out of line. As per the saying, they have not been taking any prisoners. And based on recent events on Weibo, it seems another artist may be in line for the cut.
A Chinese netizen recently accused actor-singer Alan Tam (譚詠麟) of sleeping with a fan, who also happened to be the netizen’s girlfriend. Needless to say, netizens aren’t too pleased with the news.
Weibo user “Sad Beef Noodle_ (悲伤牛肉面_)” aired his grievances against the celebrity yesterday (23rd November). It turned out to be a long laundry list, full of anger and heartbreak. According to Mr. Noodle, his girlfriend is a fan of the singer and she has been chasing celebrities long before they got together. Mr. Noodle supported and trusted her, so he never suspected anything. However, things changed when he realised she had added cologne and men shirts to her shopping cart for the 11/11 sale.
Upon checking her phone, Mr. Noodle discovered he was being cheated on. Inside were supposedly incriminating photos of his girlfriend and the singer. Mr. Noodle also realised that his girlfriend had visited Shanghai without his knowledge. He suspected she had been staying with the singer in Shanghai. Faced with the shocking truth, he struggled to decide what to do next. Unfortunately, the decision was made for him.
A few days ago, she approached Mr. Noodle and informed him that she was going to Shanghai to do some shopping with her friends. Dubious of her intentions, he checked the singer’s Weibo and discovered he was, coincidently, in Shanghai as well. Furious, he finally decided to break his silence and call the singer out. However, he refused to reveal his girlfriend’s identity; citing they had already made a deal.
“You already have two wives, but you still came to China to sleep with fans,” Mr. Noodle raged. “It turned out to be you, a habitual offender of sleeping with fans!” The netizen also accused him of relying on his status in the entertainment scene to keep him safe. “She’s also four years younger than you, how can you (stoop so low)?” he asked.
His third and final accusation was that the singer would recycle fan gifts by giving them to other fans. “No conscience, no morals. (You) are not worthy to be an entertainer,” he snapped. “As a public figure, you have to abide by the (laws and) regulations of this industry. You can’t just do whatever you want, can you?” He ended his post by tagging Alan’s Weibo and putting what looked to be a photo of Alan’s back. Mr. Noodle also tagged the Hunan Satellite TV station as Alan was presumably in Shanghai to record their show, “Time Concert (时光音乐会)”.
Netizens weren’t surprised by the news, however, they weren’t happy about it either. Many stated the singer’s habit was well-known. However, there were those who are questioning Mr. Noodle’s account. Some argued that they cannot be sure if the singer in question is really Alan as Mr. Noodle did not provide any conclusive proof.
Alan himself has not responded to the matter. The post and the account have been taken down on Weibo. All that’s left are screenshots and discussion threads from other netizens. For the sake of Alan’s career, we hope it isn’t true.