3, The Edison Chen sex scandal
Hong Kong actor Edison Chen had a hobby of taking photos of himself having sex. In this way, he accumulated a large collection of sex photos on his PC. But the last thing he expected unfortunately happened. A large number of these racy photos were leaked onto the Internet in the first half of 2008, causing a social stir at home and abroad. Many Hong Kong celebrities were involved, such as Cecilia Cheung, Gillian Chung, Bobo Chan and Candice Chan, among others. Needlessly to say, none of them escaped damage. Edison Chen announced he was quitting his career in Hong Kong and began to seek overseas opportunities. Of the female celebrities, the singer-actress Gillian Chung may be the hardest hit. Her career has been virtually ruined. Even now she seldom appears in public. Her scenes in Chen Kaige's keenly awaited Mei Lanfang biopic, Forever Enthralled have been cut out.