Last Friday (April 3), Hsiao Yen, or rather her team, took to Facebook to expose the people behind the scam.
“Hsiao Yen does not know the person she took the picture with, has never heard of the product before, and definitely has neither used nor recommended the product. Please withdraw your fake post and please stop using photos of Hsiao Yen to promote your products. Hsiao Yen’s management, Grand Pan Communication Co., will take legal action," read the statement.
The post then warned fans to “open [their] eyes” and “not to trust this kind of false information”. They also pointed out that the host has not endorsed any brand for the past 20 years and only fronts public service campaigns.
Hsiao Yen herself has also spoken up about the scandal. "As long as a fan asks for a photo, I am happy to do so. But I have never used this product, and I never shoot commercials. The other person who took this photo with me, did [the ad]. I am very angry. This is fraud. This kind of behavior is unethical. It also deceives consumers, so I am stepping up to stop it."
Photos: Chang Hsiao Yen/Facebook