Chou criticised for using 'vulgar' word on social media

Compiled by SIRA HABIBU, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHANKING of Mandopop Jay Chou (pic) has been criticised for being vulgar after he commented on a friend’s Instagram post using a term often seen as a four-letter word, Sin Chew Daily reported.But he seemed unperturbed.“I’ve been using the word for 20 years!” he said on Wednesday, adding two emoji showing tears of joy.The word is used colloquially in Taiwan to mean “cool” or “awesome”.> The reflection on a silver balloon gave away actor Kenneth Ma’s presence at the birthday celebration of girlfriend Roxanne Tong’s mother, Sin Chew Daily reported.This was detected by eagle-eyed fans when Tong posted a photo of herself with her mother and other family members with balloons to mark the occasion.The image on one of the balloons showed the Hong Kong actor holding a camera.Ma’s fans speculated that this was why Tong’s parents had earlier praised him for being a “good man” and approved of their relationship.Ma and Tong went public with their relationship about two weeks ago, saying that they had been dating for two months.Ma’s previous relationship with actress Jacqueline Wong ended in April last year when she was caught kissing married singer Andy Hui in a taxi.The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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