Saturday, February 02, 2008
The Edison Chen sex photo mess
The leaked sex photo scandal involving Edison Chen and his one time girlfriends Gillian Chung and Cecilia Cheung is engulfing the Hong Kong media.
For the full back story, head over to a blog that's been covering the scandal in detail: Coolsmurf Domain
The debate has moved on from whether the photos are real or fake (they seem to be real) and onto how the photos were leaked and what will happen next to the celebrities involved.
When the dust settles, it would (in my opinion) be hypocrisy to regard Edison as some kind of naughty-but-admirable playboy whilst consigning the exposed female celebrities to the dustbin of ex-stars ruined by scandal yet sadly this is a likely outcome.
If anything can be learned, surely it's that girls should not allow themselves to be photographed or videoed in compromising situations like this, regardless of who's holding the camera? You wouldn't allow actual, printed photographs like this to exist so why allow them to be on an easily steal-able phone or computer?
Meanwhile Edison Chen has fled Hong Kong and gone to be with his current girlfriend. That girlfriend is Vincy Yeung who is the niece of Albert Yeung who is the boss of Emperor Entertainment Group, one of the largest media companies in Hong Kong and Edison's former record label. I imagine some interesting conversations are taking place now.
UPDATE: For what it's worth, Edison's made a statement on the scandal: