[PHOTOS] Wang Leehom In Limelight For Picture Misuse And Offensive Caption

The Taiwan singer-songwriter's picture was used unlawfully to endorse andrology at a hospital in Henan, China.

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Taiwanese Singer-Songwriter Wang Leehom's Picture Was Used Unlawfully To Advertise Sexual Dysfunction And Infertility

Wang Lee Hom's picture used unlawfully to endorse andrology at a hospital in Henan, China.

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Taiwanese singer-songwriter Lee Hom’s fans were horrified when they found their idol’s picture being used to endorse andrology at a hospital in Henan, China.


Leehom's Picture Was Found At The Gong Yi Eastern Hospital

The star’s picture was found on an advertisement for sexual dysfunction and infertility treatment at the Gong Yi Eastern Hospital, and fans lamented, “How can we accept this, we’ll have to submit a complaint!”


This is not the first time the singer’s photos have been used illegally to advertise products, and fans were enraged that the hospital went as far as to use Lee Hom as an unwitting spokesperson for andrology.


On A Separate Occasion, Leehom Came Under Fire For Uploading A Photo Of Himself With The Caption, "Taking Chinked-Out To The Whole World, Going To New York For A Show Tomorrow!"


Image via Wang Leehom Weibo

Recently, Wang Leehom uploaded a cheery picture of himself with shades and displaying a peace sign on his Weibo with the caption, "帶chinked-out到全世界,明天紐約演出!" (translation: 'Taking chinked-out to the whole world, going to New York for a show tomorrow!)


Netizens Found His Caption To Be Offensive As The Word "Chink" Is An English Slur Usually Referring To A Person Of Chinese Ethnicity

Netizens who did not approve of Lee Hom accused him of insulting the Chinese, chastising, “’Chinked-out’ is a severely derogatory term towards the Chinese. As an ABC (America-born Chinese), what is Lee Hom hoping to achieve by using the term to describe his songs even while he is aware of the racist and insulting meaning that it holds?”


The Internet Slang website describe "chink" to be an "offensive term for an Asian or Chinese person".


Amidst The Public Outrage, China's Main Search Engine Baidu Defended Leehom, Stating That "Chinked" Represents The End Of The "Chinese Bumpkins" Era

“Chink is indeed a derogatory term for the Chinese, just like ‘negro’. ‘Chinked’ (in past tense) represents that the era of Chinese bumpkins has ended. The ‘out’ following it expresses the idea that this has all come to an end.” - China's main search engine, Baidu


"Chinked-Out" Is Also Actually Part Of The Lyrics Of One Of Leehom's Songs, "Gai Shi Ying Xiong"

Part of the lyrics in Wang Leehom's songs.

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