The COVID-19 outbreak has had such a devastating impact on Hongkong’s showbiz industry that broadcasting station TVB could not offer any year-end bonuses or pay increments to its employees, including its artistes. Some even had to rely on financial aid to make ends meet.
Unfortunately, it looks like the situation may be worse than we thought. Recently, a veteran entertainment reporter revealed that there are currently over 600 Hongkong stars who are unemployed at the moment. Yikes.
1/41/4This journo has spilled lots of steaming hot tea in the past
2/42/4Charmaine (second from left) at the opening of a restaurant in Shanghai last month
3/43/4Charmaine’s supposed to be worth waaay more than that now
4/44/4Only time will tell if her big speech will bear any fruit for her colleagues