Feb 23rd, By Dominic Berry Category: But he was back in Canada for a bit as well, attending R. But this scandal is at least more interesting than Paris Hilton. And it hints at intriguing vistas of the new Chinese version of the global village that apparently lies ahead. The scandal in a nutshell … Edison Chen was born in Vancouver on October 7, According to his Wikipedia biography: Chen has appeared as a pop singer on more than a dozen albums too.
Most of these have been in Cantonese, with a few Mandarin exceptions. At the same time, he became more personally and directly involved with various female stars in the Hong Kong entertainment industry.
His NNDB online biography , e. BoBo Chan ex- ; Girlfriend: Gillian Chung ex- ; Girlfriend: Chen liked to take photos of his intimacies with his girlfriends, strictly for his private use he has subsequently stressed.
But these photos have led to his current undoing. The computer contained approximately 1, photos of Chen and a bevy of female Chinese celebrities either posed suggestively or engaged in sex acts, according to police … Suspects stole and subsequently published the images on the internet, where they have been widely circulated. I will dedicate my time to charity and community work within the next few months.
Hilton, the story goes, deliberately if nonetheless surreptitiously circulated some scandalous photos of herself and a sex partner to help establish her reputation. Once again, the CBC website has tried to explain what is going on to confused Canadians: Pay if you like, but understand that you won't be paying us anything.
Meanwhile, although not at all as good as the Hollywood Grind site when it was still free, " Edison Chen, Bobo Chan, Gillian Chung and Cecilia Cheung embroiled in Hong Kong's biggest sex photo scandal ever " from the Shanghaiist site gives some sense of what is or was in the approximately 1, photos in question. Otherwise, I have studied many of the photos while they were still free at Hollywood Grind, and take my word for it: But different cultures clearly do have different approaches to expressing sexuality.
Ian Buruma has reported in his book A Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture on how, in such metropoli as Tokyo: And as assorted videos on the net make clear, btw, he does speak English as well and idiomatically as you might expect from someone who spent much time growing up in Vancouver, or New York City.
In alluding to the latest apology video, the Shanghaiist site noted above also remarked: But there is something about many of Mr. And I finally find it impossible myself to disagree with the American male blogger who has urged that they have only themselves to blame: If you let a guy take digital nudie pix of you, sooner or later those pix are going to end up on the Internet.
The Internet is like a gravity well for nudity, and there is a percent chance those pictures will end up there someday. Probably the week of your wedding. Reports say BoBo cried for many days. Chung should have learned the first time. Their adventures are still fresh to me — in something of the way younger women can seem fresh to older men, who have grown too jaded by too much experience with older women.
They have always struck me as quite fascinating individuals with some potentially very intriguing contributions to make for the future not just of East Asia, but for all of us who see ourselves in one way or another as new citizens of the world, as well as citizens of the particular old and new countries we still inevitably call our own.
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