Sire Ma Meeting With Virgina Lok Over Lesbian Scandal
TVB executive Virginia Lok (樂易玲) has stepped out to clarify that TVB has no intention of blacklisting Sire Ma (馬賽) over her recent relationship scandal. Ms. Lok remains in contact with Sire and the two are planning to hold a sitdown discussion to determine the young star’s next steps.
Sire shocked the world last week when vacation photos exposed her intimate relationship with mainland talent agent and film producer Wang Ziqi (汪子琦). While Sire repeatedly claimed that the media has taken things out of context, video footage of the two women kissing soon made its rounds online and many labeled Sire a liar. To protect itself against this strong public backlash, TVB decided to send Sire home on a two-month break, banning her from the station’s all-important Anniversary activities.
Sire has remained quiet since the video surfaced, making no further attempt to defend herself. Fans continued to be supportive; many left positive messages on Weibo and gave her new romance their blessings. Encouraged by love, Sire shared a photo of two teddy bears on November 10, her first since the incident. With it was the message, “I understand, therefore I am merciful.”
With many years left in her management contract, the recent gossips could have a major negative impact on Sire’s future at TVB. Although many believe that TVB has frozen her, Virginia Lok emphasized that it is not the case. On November 11, Ms. Lok stated that she has plans to meet up with Sire in person to discuss the current situation. She added that Sire has not been dropped from any endorsement deals, and will continue to perform her duties as scheduled. Ms. Lok said, “Perhaps vendors know that there will be widespread media coverage if she makes an appearance. The earliest that she can appear at a mall event will be next week. She needs to also address the media.”
Regarding Sire’s new relationship, Ms. Lok said, “I feel that young people need to experience love, but I really do not want their work to suffer because of it. What is best is to be open and positive like Moses Chan (陳豪). There is no need to sneak around.”
Creds: Ming Pao