Hongkong stars Lawrence Ng and Kenneth Ma went viral over the weekend, after a short clip of them spilling tea about “bad girls” on an episode of the talkshow Tiger’s Talk was posted online.
Who could they be?
In that clip, Lawrence and Kenneth shared that when they filmed in China, some of their female co-stars were very open about sharing their hotel room numbers. [P/S: And it's not so they could go over the scripts together in the privacy of the room.] Lawrence even went on to reveal that a “very attractive” actress with “a huge following” was well known amongst production crew members in China 'cos she gave out her room number to everyone on set.
Though they stopped short of revealing names, their saucy revelation ignited a fire within netizens — just who were these actresses?
Oops... Lawrence's Weibo apology
Well it turns out that this story might not be so true after all. Today (Jun 2), Lawrence took to his Weibo to apologise for his comments, retracting them entirely.
“I [repeated] nonsensical anecdotes that I had heard from others, my main intention was to share some laughs! There was absolutely no intention of slandering anyone, and I don’t want anyone to recklessly speculate [on the actress’ identity]! If I’ve caused anyone to feel unhappy because of this, I deeply apologise! The truth is, yesterday, [after] my assistant and I analysed this incident, I really realised what I did wrong! As a public figure, I should be careful with my words and actions! I will not make such a mistake again! Please forgive me,” he wrote.
Real or not?
Lawrence’s apology was met with mixed reactions. While some netizens immediately went on the offensive, writing comments like, “You're just a supporting actor in China, who would even be attracted to you”, there were those who defended Lawrence.
“I don’t think there was anything [wrong with what Lawrence said], aren’t talkshows in Hongkong known for being “daring"? My friends and I really like watching such shows,” one wrote.
Another netizen added that they still believed in the actor, writing: “I think Lawrence was saying the truth, it’s just that the public speculation put too much pressure on him."