Being a celebrity can often seem like a cushy job. However, there’s no forgetting that it comes with its own terrors. Taiwanese actress Lotus Wang (王彩樺) recently shared some of her experiences which had left her traumatised.
Lotus, otherwise known as Wang Cai Hua made her debut as an artist roughly 36 years ago. She first started as an actress and a host but quickly climbed the ranks and became well-known in the entertainment circle. However, her rise to fame wasn’t smooth sailing.
Lotus started working when she was 16 to earn money for herself. Her job wasn’t extravagant, she was often seen singing in dance halls and hotels. Once, during a show, Lotus was heckled by the audience. They asked her to undress and joked about paying her to see her nude. It left Lotus feeling stressed and afraid.
When she later moved on to hosting and acting, Lotus was kept busy with her jobs. Her job as a host in particular had her running around to keep up with shows. During one such job, she was almost assaulted in the toilet. Lotus had apparently headed to the ladies during an intermission, however, she was followed by a guest. Luckily, Lotus was aware of her surroundings and took care to check outside the toilet before exiting. This saved her because as soon as she laid eyes on her stalker, she screamed and ensured the other party could not carry out their ill intentions.
It was one thing to be nearly assaulted by a guest. It was another when her senior in the field attempted the same thing. According to Lotus, her senior had apparently broke into her room while she was still inside. Lotus hadn’t expected such behaviour from him as he carried himself differently on-stage. Lotus suspected he was going to violate her and struggled against him. Finally, she claimed she was “on her period” to escape him.
It took many years before Lotus felt comfortable bringing it up. “When I encountered these things, I was really sad in my heart. I used to cry all the way back to the hotel, and I didn’t understand why I was bullied by others,” she reminisced. However, Lotus has since let the matter go, especially since that senior left the entertainment industry a long time ago.
Many have always enjoyed Lotus’ work on-screen and were devastated to discover her experiences. Thankfully, Lotus is no longer in such a vulnerable position. Hopefully, she will never have to face such traumas again.
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