HK Movie Star Stephen Chow vs. Mogul Charles Heung and Wife

Stephen Chow, with grey hair.

Stephen Chow, with grey hair.

13 years ago today, the United States suffered the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A #hashtag# remembering the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks created by China’s state-broadcaster CCTV rose to become the second most popular of the day on China’s Twitter-like microblogging social network Sina Weibo.

The top #hashtag# however belong to Stephen Chow, whose public spat with Charles Heung and his wife Tiffany Chen were also the top two most-commented articles on Chinese web portal NetEase today…

From NetEase:

Stephen Chow Falls Out With Charles Heung, Who Do You Support?

An essay, “Why Do So Many People Attack Stephen Chow”, recently appeared online. The 50,000 word essay relates in detail Zhou Xingchi aka Stephen Chow‘s childhood, then his experiences in the performing arts and relationships, and clarified the resentment and misunderstandings between him and other people in the industry.


However, the essay also mentions Xiang Huaqiang aka” target=”_blank”>Charles Heung, the Hong Kong movie and television big shot who once played Lung Wu in God of Gamblers and has worked together with Stephen Chow for years, as having an organized crime background, which made Heung’s wife Chen Lan aka Tiffany Chen quite unhappy. During an interview with Hong Kong media on Septemner 8th, she bombarded Stephen Chow with five charges, including that he had once forced Zhang Bozhi aka Cecilia Cheung to shave her entire head, and said, “I’m not afraid of falling out with him, I want to expose his true face,” causing a major uproar in Hong Kong’s media circle.

Comments from NetEase:

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Those who support Stephen Chow, ding!

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Support Stephen Chow!

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Is Charles Heung the one who raped Lan Jieyin aka Yammie Lam/Nam [refers to an video interview that went viral in 2013]?

kangkang1999 [网易山东省青岛市手机网友]:

Stephen Chow is a good actor, both moral and talented.

网易山东省聊城市手机网友 ip:221.2.*.*

Support Stephen Chow.


From NetEase:

Three Major Movie Stars State They Aren’t Close to Stephen Chow, One After Another Express That They Strongly Support Heung’s Wife

NetEase Entertainment September 11 report — Charles Heung’s wife Tiffany Chen recent lashed out, blasting Stephen Chow. During an interview with Hong Kong media on Septemner 8th, she bombarded Stephen Chow with five charges, including that he had once forced Zhang Bozhi aka Cecilia Cheung to shave her entire head, and said, “I’m not afraid of falling out with him, I want to expose his true face.”

The incident immediately caused an uproar in the Hong Kong media circle, and while Stephen Chow has yet to make a response, many celebrities are one-by-one are making their positions known.


Zhang Jiahui aka Nick Cheung: I’m not familiar [close] with Stephen Chow

Recently, Stephen Chow was blasted for having problems with his character. Nick Cheung, who had worked with Stephen Chow in the movie The Tricky Master, said: “He is a very talented actor, but I don’t know much about his character. In fact, we very rarely interact with each other. I think friends should have a deep understanding of each other, and actually I’m not very familiar/close with him.”

Ren Dahua aka Simon Yam: Supports Mrs. Heung as a righteous person and a good person

Simon Yam says: “I’m not close to Mr. Chow, nor have we worked together before, so I can’t comment too much, but what I can say is that Mrs. Heung is a very righteous person. I often say friends are the most important, and someone with a lot of friends definitely can’t be a bad person, so Mrs. Heung is definitely a good person.” He also expressed that he has previously heard things about Stephen Chow from the mouth of Wu Mengda aka Ng Man-tat, but he feels it was in the past and thus doesn’t won’t say too much about it.

Liu Qingyun aka Sean Lau: Strongly supports Charles Heung and wife as good people

Sean Lau attended an event and was asked for his view on the dispute between Stephen Chow and Charles Heung’s wife Tiffany Chen. Sean Lau indicated that he had worked with Stephen Chow in television before many years ago, but has not worked together on a movie, so he doesn’t know him very well. However, when discussing Charles Heung and his wife, he said strongly, “Heung is a good boss, is very polite with everyone, and after so many years at China Star, they have treated my wife and I very well.”

Comments from NetEase:

jackzeng2046 [网易福建省厦门市网友]:

“someone with a lot of friends definitely can’t be a bad person”?????? This I’m not going to agree with blindly.

慈悲生禍患 [网易福建省福州市网友]:

Grandpa Chow is talented and skilled, and should be given my support.

zeiniubipan [网易安哥拉网友]:

I don’t care about Stephen Chow’s personal character, but I’ve watched every single one of his movies tens of times each. His personal character being good or bad is none of my damn business, but his movies are definitely the best. No matter who vilifies Stephen Chow, I will still adore his movies. How he behaves, to be honest, is none of our damn business. Moreover, the gifted and the genius are always different from others [normal people].

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Those three major movie stars said they aren’t close, which is just being honest. They said you, Mrs. Heung, is a good person, but they didn’t say Stephen Chow is bad!

网易广东省广州市海珠区手机网友 ip:218.20.*.* (responding to above)

Once you know who Charles Heung is, you’ll understand why they are all no longer close with Stephen Chow.

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Strongly support Grandpa Chow as a good person. Grandpa Chow has an eccentric personality, which is why he isn’t likable, and these people are really just hitting a person who is already down!

karen2410 [网易江西省手机网友]:

What do I care if his character is good or bad. It’s not like I interact with him. I just like his films…

zeiniubipan [网易安哥拉网友]:

Grandpa Chow is my absolute favorite entertainment celebrity, not just one of them.


Without a doubt, Stephen Chow’s character is the lousiest among those in the entertainment circles. He’s arrogant, bullies the weaker stars, always makes himself the center of everything, treating others like dogs. That’s why it’s said: Those outside of the industry look at one’s work, while those inside the industry look at one’s character. From these deeds, it can be seen that Stephen Chow’s character is so rotten that it can’t be any more rotten. A woman stayed by his side for years but in the end, instead of marrying her, he even wanted to go to court against her.

网易四川省成都市网友 ip:124.161.*.* (responding to above)

You don’t know what character is! Even married people get divorced, that’s not something to be dragged into this. I really understand Grandpa Chow, he simply doesn’t attach importance to fake interpersonal relationships like friends. His puts his mind only on creating the world in his heart/mind! You and Stephen Chow are people from different worlds, so you can’t understand him.

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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