Lee Jinglei responds to Wang Leehom's concert speech



14 Sep – Wang Leehom's former wife Lee Jinglei has recently addressed the singer's recent words at his concert, in which he claimed that views seemed to be more important than facts to the public.

As reported on Oriental Daily, on 9 September, the singer-songwriter held his "ONE Wang Leehom" concert in Taipei, and addressed his fans during the show.

Leehom, who kneeled and thanked his fans, joked about his divorce, saying that the public seemed to know more about what had happened than he does.

"I only know what I have done by watching the news. Is the truth not important? The truth is not important. The most important thing is the views, right?" he said.

The comment had since sparked heated discussion, with even singer Jenny Tseng criticised Leehom, saying that she doesn't know what to say after hearing this coming from a highly educated person.

Responding to the statement via Instagram Story on 12 September, Leehom's ex-wife Lee Jinglei posted, "When art is no longer pure, but becomes a weapon to hurt others, when influence becomes a way to summon the executioner, pure art will turn into ashes. If you truly love art, let art be pure. Find your own tranquillity and stop disturbing the moral order of society in the name of art."

She also mentioned the issue of responsibility, saying, "The greater the ability, the greater the responsibility. Economic and social responsibility are always above art."


Leehom performed in Taipei during the weekend
Leehom performed in Taipei during the weekend


(Photo Source: Lee Jinglei IG, Wang Leehom IG)