HK Billionaire Mark Chan Continues To Not Advertise On TVB, Insists It’s Not An “Act Of Revenge” On Ali Lee For Spurning His Advances
Mark, who is known as Hongkong's 'King of Cordyceps’, recently placed advertisements on all free-to-air TV stations in Hongkong... except TVB.
Hell hath no fury like a... billionaire with lots of ad dollars scorned?
Hongkong reports are claiming that Hongkong billionaire Mark Chan, 52, is "taking revenge" on TVB actress Ali Lee, 39, after she reportedly spurned his advances by hitting her where it hits most: her job.
In January, Mark, who is known as Hongkong’s ‘King of Cordyceps’, pulled all his ads from TVB after the station made him abide by a number of "unreasonable" rules if he wanted Ali to make an appearance at his company’s event.
Some of these conditions included keeping away from Ali during the event and banning him from doing interviews with her.
Mark would later tell reporters that he felt "disrespected" by the company and so he went on to pull all his ads, which amount to “tens of millions of dollars annually” in ad revenue for TVB. He then ran them on competitor ViuTV instead.
The move was said to have angered TVB, and Ali’s career reportedly became collateral damage.