Friday, October 01, 2010
Earlier, photos of Charles Szeto Shu Qi intimately embracing another man circulated in Hong Kong forums. Charles noted that he did not know the man in the photo, Jimmy, that well. Yet, why would a pair of [straight] men agree to pose in such a way, with Jimmy standing close behind and hugging Charles' shoulders?
Thirty-one-year-old Charles Szeto, a former representative of the Hong Kong swimming team, was once accused of possessing a gambling habit. The photos of Charles and Jimmy were taken in 2009. Since the photos were taked while the pair were in bed together, neitzens specualted that the men may be gay friends. In one photo, Jimmy kissed Charles on the cheek. Charles was still sleepy in bed, but he smiled dreamily.
When the paparazzi confronted Charles about the photos, he said calmly, "I do not know the person in the photo that well. I don't remember where the photo was taken!" (But he kissed you on the face, how can you say you don't know him well?) "I think I was still asleep at the time. It's okay for guys to play a little intimately!"
Since entering the entertainment industry for six years, Charles Szeto had zero rumors with female co-stars. He was often photographed going out with male friends instead. Charles said honestly, "There have been several gay friends who pursued me, but I was not interested! I only like women!"
Source: Face Magazine #175