Taiwanese variety show host Jacky Wu asks authorities to give son heavy sentence for smoking ganja

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Wu (right) has asked authorities to throw the book at his son Rick (left) after he was caught smoking ganja outside a nightclub on Saturday night. — Picture via Instagram/ piepiepandaboy
Wu (right) has asked authorities to throw the book at his son Rick (left) after he was caught smoking ganja outside a nightclub on Saturday night. — Picture via Instagram/ piepiepandaboy

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 — Taiwanese variety show host Jacky Wu has asked authorities to throw the book at his son Ricky after he was caught smoking ganja outside a nightclub.

In a Facebook post, Jacky blamed himself for failing to teach his son.

“Not teaching one’s child properly is a father’s failure. This is our responsibility as parents,” Jacky wrote on Facebook.

“I earnestly appeal to the judge to render him a heavy punishment. I’m ashamed as a father, and can’t shirk the blame.”

According to Taipei Times, Rick, 23, was released on NT$100,000 (RM15,117) bail on Sunday.

The singer, who uses the stage name LucyPIE, was arrested outside the RUFF Nightclub in Taipei’s Xinyi District on Saturday night.

Officers on patrol smelled ganja near the site and found him with a cigarette, police said.

He was later taken to the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office for contravening the Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act and was released at 3:20pm.

Rick was to appear at a news conference on Wednesday to promote his new album, but his management company, Easy C&C, had since cancelled the event.

He made headlines in 2018 when he posted on Instagram that he would bomb Taipei City Hall if his girlfriend did not recover from an illness.

He was slapped with a one-year deferred sentence and was required to pay a NT$500,000 (RM75,580) fine.

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