Friday, August 13, 2010
TVB's Mr. Hong Kong has gotten involved in male rights, where a group of males protest on the sex discrimination. Yesterday Legislative Council member (Wong Kwok Hing), a group of concerning Hong Kong gentlemen, the Equal and Justice Association and the Love Family and Parents Association jointly filed complaints to the Equal Opportunities Commisson. They were disatisfied with their response and are now considering to start a protest on TVB.
The men feel that both sexes should be equal. TVB should not have an all-women panel of judges and the touching of the contestants are out of control. It is sexual harassment and is not respectful. They only ask for elected Mr. Hong Kong to be able to make Hong Kong proud. Actually in the last several years, they have showed their dissatisfaction to TVB and only ask for 10 tickets, but TVB ignored it, so they started this complaint. The men strongly stressed that their actions is absolutely gentlemen and reasonable. But, on TVB's side production has not been affected due to this incident.
Yesterday the 10 Mr. HK contestants attended the promotional event as usual and did not get affected by the protest. Among them, William Chak (#10) won the "charming" award live on the spot and has an opportunity to give the guest Alvina Kong a kiss. Towards the protest on sex discrimination, as a hot favourite William said: "I have no comment, this is TVB's policy. Every person has their own persepctive. (Do you feel that an all women judging system is unfair?) No because it is the contest's requirements, if going to participate then going have to follow the policies. (If there is an amendment for some male audience?) I don't mind, it is just like doing a show, just as long as their willing to come into the show and watch, do not need to worry about what kind of people they are or what nationality. (Did TVB prohibit the guest from touching?) I haven't been notified yet, I personally won't avoid it, shaking hands is a generous act. (The group of protesting men have no dignity?) I won't assess them, it is not for me to say."
TVB Foreign Affairs Director (Tsang Sing Ming) said, that night the recording studio will maintain an all-female audience. The Olympian City and other venues includes both men and women. TVB has heard about the public opinions, but the production being an all-women audience is the program's characteristics and insist on continuing with the original approach.