Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang has reacted to a viral video of him kissing a lady at her celebration, saying it was an harmless “birthday kiss” and he did not know her.
Tsang, who can be the normal supervisor of Hong Kong broadcaster TVB, was seen in the clip putting his hand on the girl’s shoulder and blowing out the candles on the cake together with her, after which he gave her a peck close to the lips.
The girl was later recognized by netizens and the media as a 26-year-old Malaysian mannequin often called Lebara.
She posted the video on Friday and wrote: “This year, I blew the candles (with Eric Tsang) as he wished me a happy birthday. My wish this year is for world peace and no hatred.”
Tsang, 69, was requested by the media about the video when he attended the last of Hong Kong actuality singing present Stars Academy 2 on Sunday evening.
He defined that he was at a caviar-tasting session with just a few pals that day when he was invited to Lebara’s birthday celebration, however he claimed he did not know her.
“I gave her a birthday kiss as a form of courtesy after singing the birthday song. Kissing the face is normal and a form of courtesy,” stated the father of 4.
“I don’t know her, but everyone knows that in the entertainment industry, not everything can be posted online. Maybe she did not know that the attention could be so great.”
Tsang, whose second spouse died in 2020, was requested if he would keep away from comparable eventualities in future.
“Only people with a guilty conscience will do so,” he replied. “I don’t think it is a big deal.” – The Straits Times/Asia News Network