Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hong Kong singers Denise Ho and Anthony Wong blacklisted in China

The singers who recently declared their homosexuality are reportedly forbidden to appear on China’s public broadcasting and radio channels

Hong Kong singers Denise Ho and Anthony Wong (of Cantopop group Tat Ming Pair) were reportedly blacklisted in China after the two recently declared that they are homosexuals; the both of them are now forbidden to appear on all public broadcasting and radio channels.

According to reports, Denise and Anthony have ‘crossed the line’ after showing their support for the ‘Dare to Love’ event that celebrates homosexuality culture in Hong Kong as well as publicly denouncing national education.

Rumour has it that Denise’s request to appear on China CCTV’s popular television program Dream Choir as a guest was rejected, and her management company later found out that Leslie was being blacklisted.

When contacted by reporters to confirm the rumours, a representative from Denise's management company commented, “I have never heard of China blacklisting Denise and Anthony Wong. As for rumours of Denise not being allowed on Dream Choir, I need to check with my colleagues in China because they are in charge of arranging the schedule.”

Meanwhile, Denise who is currently filming for a Chinese commercial declined to comment on the matter.

When reporters contacted cantopop singer Anthony, he said that he is unsure if he has been blacklisted. “Earlier on, Beijing Television invited me to attend a Spring Festival program, but I turned down because of my busy schedule.”

The 50-year-old felt that he should not be suppressed for coming clean with his sexual orientation as he has not done anything unreasonable. Anthony also hoped that the rumours of him being blacklisted are untrue.


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