October 04, 2005


We've been tracking the developments in the  Yan Yi/Snow White debacle where Lydia Shum and Adam Cheng's daughter, Cheng Yan-yi, who lost a lot of weight, sang and danced while dressed as Snow White to celebrate the opening of Disney Hong Kong. This generated a record-breaking 350 complaints from viewers who found the dance "disgusting" and "likely to scare children".

Now, Hong Kong's Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority has investigated and found...no cause for complaint!

They said the comments were directed at Yan Yi, not the broadcast, and we all know Yan Yi isn't very popular in Hong Kong.

So why do people hate Yan Yi so much? Television Stephen Sze Man-hung tries to explain it:

"The reason for all these complaints might be because most people's perception of a princess is an innocent, elegant and beautiful western woman. Using somebody [Cheng] who did not have a beautiful face or the perfect body to portray a princess may have offended people and ruined their perception of a princess."

The article that reported the result also mentions that Yan Yi lost 45 kg in the past two years.

October 4, 2005 at 03:16 PM in News | Permalink


the chinese are not ready for a lot of things.
they are far too narrow minded.

Posted by: Akusuka Movies blog | Oct 4, 2005 9:49:24 PM

-blink- That is one of the most absurd explanation I have read. I'm glad they got that all sorted. Now let's get to the bottom of this Lindsay Lohan business.

Posted by: Chelle | Oct 5, 2005 7:19:10 AM

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