With a blunt personality who likes to criticize others for fun, Chapman To (杜汶澤) has angered several artistes within the entertainment industry in the past, including Joey Yung (容祖兒), Deric Wan (溫兆倫), Andy Lau (劉德華), Leon Lai (黎明), Sandra Ng(吳君如), and Anthony Wong (黃秋生).
In addition, films he appear in are now boycotted in Mainland China after he hurled criticism at netizens online. Noticing Chapman’s torrid reception with viewers, Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) is reportedly terminating his opportunities.
Films such as Naked Ambition 2 <3D豪情> and Aberdeen <香港仔> have both been boycotted in Mainland China due to Chapman’s presence, although he only appears as a cameo in Aberdeen.
Despite being affected by the situation, director Pang Ho Cheung (彭浩翔) showed support for Chapman and claimed he will not cut out his scenes, reports Jayne Stars.
He expressed, “I recommend those netizens who do not wish to see a certain actor onscreen to cover their eyes for one minute when he appears.”
Chapman cut back his arrogance after joining EEG, but his haughtiness returned after he received much praise for his performance in 2012’s comedy film, Vulgaria <低俗喜劇>.
Dubbed as Hong Kong’s film idol, Chapman made several offensive remarks at other artistes and angered many with his criticism.
An insider noted, “Chapman gets all smug when he is popular. In contrast, Nick Cheung (張家輝), who is named Best Film Actor, is very humble and treats his colleagues well!”
Filming for From Vegas to Macau 2 <賭城風雲II> will soon commence, but producers avoided re-casting Chapman in order to avoid trouble. Instead, Nick Cheung and Carina Lau (劉嘉玲) have been added to the cast.
The insider continued, “Even [EEG]’s executives can no longer stand Chapman’s attitude. After hearing the boycott news, they did not ask other artistes to help him out or speak to the Mainland production companies. Everyone believes he should reflect on what he has done!”