News of Alan Tam (譚詠麟) sleeping with a fan has been raging across the internet for a few days now. The Hong Kong artist was first accused of the scandal on 23rd November by an irate Weibo user. According to the netizen “Sad Beef Noodle_ (悲伤牛肉面_)”, the fan Alan was sleeping with was his girlfriend. Yikes.
Alan was quick to deny the allegations and clarify matters. Unfortunately, this further incensed Mr. Noodle and he released further proof of his accusations. Although the drama is mostly centred on Alan and the netizen, many have been curious about the supposed girlfriend. A few days ago, someone announced that they had found her.
A Douyin user, “North City Gentleman (北城先生)” got everyone excited when they disclosed the identity of a lady who was sleeping with a certain star. No names were mentioned but from the content of the video, many assumed it was about Alan. The user included a photo of the lady which sent many on a manhunt.
However, the woman mentioned in the video quickly spoke up on 23rd November to clarify matters. “These (kinds of) accounts have mastered the (algorithm), and they can create a heroine if they can’t find the heroine,” she said drily on Weibo. Apparently, the Douyin user had stolen her photo and used it as bait to get more views. The user was quick to delete the video per her request and apologised for the incident, stating they were only playing around.
The falsely accused woman turned out to be an anime cosplayer, known on Weibo as “Sprout o0 (萌芽儿o0)”. Majority of her photos showcase her in various outfits with many on the more revealing side. According to her Weibo profile, she is only 19 years old, which doesn’t match with what was said about the girlfriend’s age.
To Sprout, the matter has been closed. Unfortunately, she is still being condemned by netizens who believe the fake news. Many have left disparaging comments about her character while others mocked her, calling her shameless.
Neither Alan nor Mr. Noodle have commented on the matter. It appears they are too caught up in their own battle to acknowledge anyone else who gets swept up in it.
The cosplayer is determined to resolve the matter entirely soon. We hope she does and gets the peace she deserves! After all, having your name dragged through mud after you were falsely accused sucks.