Thursday, June 04, 2009
Whatabout Marcus Chin (陈建彬)
I do know Marcus personally, though not close. We used to engage him to perform gigs onboard our vessel and resort for quite a while and whatever recent 'perceived bad publicity' of him covered by the press, it will never cross our mind not to engage him for future gigs with us solely based on moral ground, if at all.
Without a doubt, he is an almost complete artiste, can sing well, a good actor and a versatile host. He may not have attained the level of a superstar despite been in show business for umpteen years, he is nonetheless, a celebrity which, unfortunately is subjected to public scrutiny. Celebrity is still a human being just like anyone of us, he or she still needs to make a living the way he or she knows well. They may be married, divorced or single and for those who are married, they may have extra marital affair but what's the big fuss, really. The latest saga on Marcus, a married man being involved with his manager, a young lady in her 20s has been so widely covered in the Chinese press seemed to have 'pre-judged' him and his girlfriend as guilty of committing a grave crime. He had to explain his personal marriage which is on the rock in front of the TV audience, something I feel he owes nobody any explanation other than his own wife. If their marriage has hit a rock, it is all up to them to handle their own affair, period. This is a wake-up call to the media to leave him to handle his own affair, give him some breathing space. And to all his fans, support him as an artiste first and not to shun him based on his extra marital affair.
Marcus, please continue to give your all as an artiste and never be swayed by negative opinions of others. Cheers to you!