Friday, 22 February 2008

Edison Chen and Chua Soi Lek: life's so unfair!

It's not the first time that someone's career has been unzipped by sex. Literally caught with their pants down.

In Malaysia, we've just had our own sex scandal involving a senior politician; in Hongkong, they've just been shocked by their own version.

Edison Chen. Up-and-coming actor and singer. Destroyed by someone who stole more than 1,000 pictures from his notebook computer that had been sent for repair.

But the difference is that in Malaysia, the 61-year-old man who resigned from his ministerial job was hailed like a hero after he owned up to having two-timed his wife. Meanwhile in Hongkong, the 27-year-old chap who now wants to quit the entertainment industry was treated like a cad. "I failed as a role model," he admitted.

Why? Why should a young man's lust be so different from an old man's lust? Why the double standard? Both are womanisers. Full stop. Why are the people so forgiving with Chua Soi Lek and so unforgiving with Edison Chen when both have admitted to their indiscretions? Why, why? I'll leave it to you to find out the answers because I don't have them.

In the meantime, two lessons to learn. doesn't pay to be careless with your computer. Two...celebacy has a better chance of not destroying careers.

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