Julian Cheung declines to talk about appearance at police event

27 Mar – Julian Cheung recently stated that there is no need to speak more about the controversy surrounding his appearance at a dinner banquet involving the Hong Kong police, as reported on Mingpao.

The actor was among the few Hong Kong celebrities who were blasted by netizens back in February, after he was spotted at a banquet hosted by the football teams from Hong Kong Movie Star Sports Association and Sun Hei Sports Club following a friendly match with a police football team.

Fuelling the anger was a photo of Julian with senior police officer Frankie Chu, who was jailed for three months in 2018 after hitting a bystander with a baton during Hong Kong's Occupy protests in 2014.

When asked about it at his first public appearance since the controversy, Julian stated that he has nothing to say as the matter is already over.

"Everybody needs to move on. I hope that everybody in Hong Kong will focus on fighting the pandemic with one heart. That is more important than anything else," he said.

When mentioned that his son Morton was also cyber-bullied because of the issue, the actor said that his son knew, didn't ask, was not offended, and needs no explanation.

Speaking about the pandemic, Julian said that he tries to stay home for now to avoid a possible infection and has been accompanying his son while he studies online.

"I have learned a lot from studying with him and improved my knowledge," he added.

(Photo Source: Mingpao)