Jeff Chang Linked To Online Gambling Platform; Apologises After Chinese Netizen Outrage
There were even calls to cancel his appearance on a New Year countdown concert.
Taiwanese singer Jeff Chang, 54, has apologised on Weibo after being linked to an online gambling platform.
The singer, who experienced a surge in popularity after his successful stint on the fourth season of Chinese reality show, I Am A Singer, found himself in hot water after posts accusing him of promoting an online gambling website went viral on Weibo.
The hashtag “Jeff Chang Reportedly Endorses A Gambling Platform" even topped the list of trending hashtags at one point.
Chinese netizens were outraged at this supposed side hustle, and some even started calling for broadcasters to boycott Jeff. In particular, Jeff’s performance at Dragon TV’s New Year’s Eve countdown concert.