Saturday, August 07, 2010
(Christine Ng boosts the atmosphere in previous Mr. HK shows taking out an oxygen mask)
TVB "Mr. Hong Kong 2010" is coming around the corner. Yesterday a group of Hong Kong men from the Love Parents & Family Association and the Equal Justice Society filed complaints. The group of men said that during the swimwear part of the show, the female judges can touch hands and feet and the fact that it's all-women judges, it is discriminating against men. The Broadcast Authority (BA) received 86 complaints since 2007, but the complaints are handled by the editorial from the organization independently, the BA cannot regulate it. So the complaints have to be passed on to TVB and the responsible organization to handle.
"Don't Always Protest this and that"
Highly popular 'leng mo' (pseudo model) in both the Book Fair and Animation Festival Chrissie Chau was invited as this year's MC for Mr. HK. However because she had jobs on hand and declined the offer, Mr. HK loses another selling point. Although the cooperation did not work out, she expressed her support for TVB: "I really wanted to be the MC for the night, but I have to film a movie. The film production company won't let me take the time off, so I had to decline the offer, such a pity! But, I will try my best to be one of the guest, wearing my contacts to aim at the boys. (What do you think of an association protesting the show?) Hong Kong is getting more and more advisory groups, don't always protest this and that. In this world, if it's not guys aiming at girls, then it's girls aiming at guys. If it's girls aiming at girls, then there won't be complaints?"
Koni Lui who is one of the MCs for Mr. Hong Kong said: "All-women judges is not discrimination! This is conventional, both husband and wife goes, the wife definitely won't let go of watching it!" Carol Cheng said: "This is TVB's decision, I personally do not have any comment."
TVB will try to listen to opinions
TVB Foreign Affairs Director (Tsang Sing Ming) responded to the protests, he said: "The show tries to boost the atmosphere, TVB did not discriminate males. This year's Mr. Hong Kong will be broadcast live at the movie theatres and Olympian City. Both men and women can cast votes, it's a balanced fan community voice. If there are protests, TVB will try their best to listen to the opinions. TVB will tell the female guests to try not to have too much body contact with the men and be cautious with their words. The majority of the female guests are artists themselves, they will be into the performance and get a little intense." Mr. HK producer (Wai Sai Fai) expressed that he's not worried about protesters messing up the show, he has confidence for the TVB security.
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU
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