No matter how much parents love their children, it cannot be denied that they can cause heartbreak. For Chinese variety host Jacky Wu (吳宗憲), his current disappointment in his son is immeasurable.
Jacky’s son, Rick Wu (吳睿軒) was apprehended on Sunday (26th December) for allegedly smoking marijuana outside a club. The 23-year-old singer (stage name: LucyPIE, 鹿希派)’s actions came as a huge blow to Jacky.
According to reports, police found Rick outside the RUFF Nightclub in Xinyi District, Taipei. He supposedly had a “suspicious cigarette” on him and police claimed marijuana could be smelled near the site. Although he was arrested then, he was later released on bail at 3:20pm in the afternoon for NT$100,000.
Jacky was clearly angry and disappointed with his son. Rick had been scheduled to do a press release for his upcoming album on Wednesday (29th December). However, it was apparently cancelled by his agency, Easy C&C. Jacky himself supported the decision. He even asked the judge to hand a heavy sentence to Rick, saying he cannot shirk blame as his father. “Not teaching one’s child properly is a father’s failure. This is our responsibility as parents,” Jacky wrote on his socials.
However, Jacky made a surprising announcement yesterday. According to the host, his son will still be doing the press conference tomorrow. Jacky also confirmed that his album’s release date has not been rescheduled. However, he wasn’t willing to disclose what Rick would discuss during the event. “Maybe you can ask him on Wednesday,” he told the press. Additionally, he did not wish to discuss Rick’s marijuana issue further. “He will explain (it) to everyone himself,” Jacky stated.
Malaysian singer-rapper Namewee (黃明志) also took to his socials to give his two-cents about the matter. “The day before the (incident), I was having dinner with (Jacky),” he shared. “(When I was) listening to him chatting about his own son, his eyes were full of pride. I think he is very sad right now.” Although he sympathised with Jacky, Namewee shared his own suspicions about the issue.
“When I was in the detention centre, I was chatting with some drug dealers who were in the same cell,” he shared. “They told me that no matter what kind of drug (it is), it must be imported by the government itself, (or else) it must be related to them. Otherwise, the customs are so strict, how can people bring drugs in casually?” The singer went on to say that this was how they made money. However, he explicitly clarified that this was what drug dealers had told him “(It) wasn’t said by me, and not by one drug dealer (only),” he added.
Some netizens agree with his views. A few others are sceptical of his claim. However, most feel the 23-year-old singer must take responsibility for his actions. Some added that Rick was already an adult and his dad should not have to interfere with his life choices.
However, this apparently isn’t the first time Rick made the news. In 2018, he supposedly threated to bomb Taipei City Hall if his girlfriend did not recover from an illness. Well, hopefully Rick clears matters up during the press conference tomorrow. If not for his sake, then at least for his dad’s!