I'm getting less and less interested in Jack Neo's saga though its has been on the news this week, headlines and all, covering at least 3 full pages every day on each chinese newspaper..
1. The women in the affairs - Can the women who openly reveal the affair details to the media said to be the only victims? What are they hoping for? In midst of telling everyone how they have 'suffered', how they were pestered by Jack, are they also hoping to get more public attention on themselves, bearing in mind these women are not very well-known in the industry (as yet)? While some declares that they just hope other female artistes can be careful of Jack, have they thought about how Jack's wife and children will feel reading about this? 1 exposed affair is enough to break down a marriage, devastate a wife and makes the public wonder/question about Jack's integrity & family values; there is no need for more and more women coming up to volunteer news. Do I need to mention that those woman(en) who engaged in affairs with Jack is/are also grown ups? Takes two to clap.
2. Jack's affairs is his own family's business. I do not understand why the public becomes so immersely interested in his family's affairs when there are so many other pressing world issues that still happening around the world. Noted he is a public figure and may be a role model for many, but when his marital affairs lays out in the open, will his fans blindly follow his ways just because he is a role model? No way! So what is it about being a public figure and a role model that makes the public & media poking into this matter this much? Its not about this - but that local people are just plain interested in juicy news, a chance to criticize, a chance to give their opinions. What other time can Singaporeans give their views publicly without being put down? (No offence). And because people are dying for this bit of news, the media covers it. And ruthlessly covers it in such a way so that people can engage in more debates. Comes the question of whether the public has the right to know full details of what happened - One has the right to know if this affects him/her. Are you really affected? Will what really happen tears you down and affect how you live?
3. The press conference is a public gesture from Jack to admit that he's in the wrong. His wife is also present in the conference. The debate about whether he is sincere or mere acting with his wife in the press conference is redundant. No one except Jack and his wife knows the answer.
I'm no fan nor family of Jack, but no matter what really happens, I believe it is his own family affair, not anyone else's. And as a woman, I feel for his wife bearing this extreme humiliation in public, both from media, her own straying husband and concerned family, so wherever possible, media should leave them alone for now till they are ready. They now need to savage their relationship and family, not to quest your thirst for juicy gossips.