With the ongoing disputes between Japan and China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, the relationship between the two countries have gotten increasingly intense. With anti-Japanese sentiments escalating in recent days, Tony Leung has taken a beating after announcing his participation in the Japanese film 1905. Netizens have condemned him for not having a backbone. Yesterday night, Tony's wife Carina Lau attended a banquet held by the Emperor Group. She expressed that Tony will be putting the film on hold indefinitely. Tony's management company Jet Tone also expressed that he has yet to sign the contract for the film.
Yesterday's banquet was held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Emperor Group. The star-studded affair attracted not only celebrities, but many elite businessmen and distinguished politicians. Casino tycoon Stanley Ho attended the event accompanied by his fourth wife Angela Leong and son Arnaldo. While he hasn't been seen in public lately, he appeared to be in good spirits. Henderson Land Development Chairman Lee Shau-kee attended the banquet along with his son Martin Lee and his daughter-in-law Cathy Tsui. Cheung Kong Holdings Chairman Li Ka Shing, Henry Tang Ying-yen, Tsang Hin-chi, Paula Tsui, Hong Xian Nu, Donnie Yen, Jennifer Tse, Andy On, Deborah Lee, EEG big-sister Joey Yung, Nicholas Tse, Twins, Alien Sun, Fan Bing Bing, Christy Chung, Connie Chan, Andy Lau and Ge You also attended the event. Out of all the attendees, Carina and Cathy Tsui were the most eye catching. Carina had a low plunging dress, while Cathy revealed her bare back.
When asked whether she's aware of the backlash Tony has received from netizens, Carina responds, "Of course! But it seems like the film was in the works since 2009. The film has been pushed back until now because he hasn't had time in his schedule." With the escalating tension between Japan and China, will he consider stepping down from the project? "I think it will be postponed indefinitely."
Carina believes that reasonable people would not place the blame on the director or the actors. As for netizens calling Tony a 'Han Traitor' and requesting he apologizes? Carina angrily says, "Is that really necessary? I hope people will view the issue more rationally." Tony's management company Jet Tone has issued a statement saying the discussions for the film began back in 2009. However, Tony has not seen the script yet and has not officially signed onto the project.
Translated by: sparkles_n15 @ asianfanatics.netUh oh....and fuck u netizens, I wanted to see that. (╯°Д°）╯︵ ┻━┻