Daniel Wu sparks criticism for comments on 'flower boys'

15 June 2016 / 4 months 2 weeks ago

Daniel Wu was in China recently and was asked on his view on young actors who like to dress like K-pop 'flower boys'.

According to Asianpopnews.com, he responded that he could not understand why some actors would want to try to be like K-pop stars.

He said: "If you dress like that, it will affect your acting."

He continued: "Many actors tried to be Korean stars, and came up with weird hairdos and put on makeup.

"They become something like a man who doesn't look like a man. This is something which I don't understand. Many Korean stars dress this way because they are singers and they are not actors.

"If you dress like this, it will affect your status as an actor. If you dress strangely every day, how will you portray a normal character? Audiences will have a certain impression of you, and this will affect your performance."

His comments have generated debate on social media.

Some netizens agree with his views whil others, who are K-pop fans, feel that his opinions are biased.

One said: "Even if you prefer manly men, you don't have to trample on other types of men."

Another commented: "Many people have differences, and everyone's judgement of beauty is different."

Although he was responding to Chinese actors dressing like K-pop 'flower boys', some netizens may have misinterpreted him to be criticising K-pop stars.

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