Pornsak opens up on Star Awards joke: I said it because I knew Rui En was...

30 April 2016 / 5 months 3 weeks ago

Local celebrity Pornsak made headlines recently for saying 'do you know who I am' during the Star Awards in reference to Rui En's accident at a car park in Clementi Avenue 2.

The Thai host was closing the show for the night, but not before he mimicked Rui En and said: "If you loved me, why didn’t you vote for me? Do you know who I am?"

Following the awards ceremony, Pornsak shared with Lianhe Zaobao why he cracked what some thought was an inappropriate joke during the program.

Said Pornsak: "I was worried when Rui En first appeared on my show 'The Joy Truck Ambassadors' as she was known as an 'ice queen'. I did not know if she would be suitable for such a heartwarming program.

"However during production I saw the warm and gentle side of her. I also heard that she secretly went to visit a young cancer-stricken fan on her own.

"I only crack jokes that I am confident of delivering. I know Rui En was not a narrow-minded person, that was why I saw her smile after I said the joke. What was so sensitive about it?"

See photos related to what happened during the Star Awards as well as Rui En's accident in the gallery below. 

Rui En, Pornsak
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