Dee Hsu incurred the wrath of patriotic Chinese netizens earlier this week after she described Taiwanese Olympians as “our national athletes".
The 43-year-old host lost three endorsements in China as a result, while her 15-year-old daughter Elly became collateral damage and was fired as the face of fashion label Jorya.
After almost a week of silence, Dee updated her Weibo with this statement yesterday (Aug 5): “I’m not a pro-Taiwan independence! I hope that everyone takes good care of themselves and their family members during the pandemic. Wishing that all of you stay healthy and safe.”