Chapman To gets upset and hurls vulgarities when told to remove yellow ribbon for interview

5 October 2014 / 2 years 2 weeks ago

Chapman To yesterday appeared at the Dragon Center to promote his film FLIRTING IN THE AIR.

When TVB interviewed him, the host asked Ah Jat to remove his yellow ribbon and upset him.

Yellow ribbons have become synonymous with Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, which protestors donning yellow ribbons to show their support.Others wear blue ribbons, the colour of the local police uniforms, in response and calling for peace and a return to normalcy.  

Chapman immediately broke into foul language and refused to back down. "TVB doesn't allow people to wear yellow ribbons, crazy."

TVB could only continue the interview.

Chapman was still angry after the interview.

Although the film's director Wong Jing earlier wore blue to support the police, Chapman did not criticize him because Brother Jing has always been very supportive of him and respected his stance.

"Family and friends all have their own stance, I don't mind them too much. Privately Brother Jing and I have chatted, I very rarely discussed politics and religion with friends."

On Facebook, Chapman unfriended several friends, not because of their stance but their intelligence quotient.

"I have friends whose stance differ from mine, but I didn't unfriend them because I know they are normal people. They have the ability to analyze, only their thinking is different and is worthy of respect.

"Yet intelligence quotient is just as infectious as the flu, it can give you headache, runny nose, red eyes and coughs. It's very hard, so I unfriended as much I could. In times like this, I will worry about it when it passes. When I read a few lines from (Anthony) Wong Chau Sun, I would share them too."

He said, "Many people think artistes speak up in order to make more money. I am obviously doing Hong Kong business, if I go and support the students what can I really do? I may add trouble for everyone."

He pointed out that artistes now have little to no effect.

"Chow Yun Fat is Hong Kong's most famous artist, even when Fat Gor spoke up no one listened. (Tony) Leung Chiu Wai who never minds or talks about other people's matter spoke up, you know how severe the matter is. So what? The government remains just as cold!

"Even Chow Yun Fat and Leung Chiu Wai are useless, what can I To Man Chak help with?"

Ah Jat felt that there is no god on the battlefield, he hoped everyone would pray according to their own religions.

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