Chow Yun-fat thinks the Ice Bucket Challenge is a waste of water

22 August 2014 / 2 years 2 months ago

The past week has seen many celebs taking up the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for the paralysing disease ALS.

Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-fat was nominated to take on the challenge twice by his co-stars Nick Cheung and Donnie Yen.

However, according to an article in Asian Pop News, the 59-year-old has declined the challenge as he thinks it is a waste of precious water.

His wife, who responded on his behalf, said: "He won't take up the challenge. It's wasting drinking water, but we will donate to the cause."

TVB actor, Stephen Au also thinks that the challenge is a wastage of water.

He wrote on his Facebook, “Our drinking water doesn’t come easy. Everyone is so happily encouraging each other and cause the water wastage. Please look at the the children from the other side of the globe, who taste clean drinking water for the first time.”

Triumph in the Skies star, Francis Ng also declined the challenge. He said, “I will not take up the challenge due to my health and to save water, but I will still donate.”

Tony Leung, Yoyo Mung and Denise Ho also preferred to donate than to splash water onto themselves. Denise even wrote jokingly on her Facebook, “If everyone likes to see me splashing onto something, then I will be glad to perform watering the flowers.”

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