How to fight false Internet rumors?
On October 28, Ruby Lin’s (林心如) personal studio and agency released a long post condemning netizens for spreading unfounded rumors and gossip about Ruby’s personal life, including her marriage and pregnancy. Ruby is married to fellow actor Wallace Huo (霍建華) since July of this year, and is over six months pregnant with their first child.
Along with the post, Ruby’s agency also shared a series of screen captures of various Weibo netizens who attempted to spread false and hurtful rumors about Ruby’s private life. Such rumors included Ruby using her baby to “bind” Wallace into marriage, as well as malicious comments about Ruby and Wallace’s unborn child.
Outraged by the rumors, Ruby’s agent said, “We originally planned on releasing a statement to stop all of this nonsense, but said it wasn’t needed. We felt really unfair for her. Ruby did nothing wrong to deserve such disrespect and abuse. But Ruby said she is unafraid of the gossip, precisely because she did nothing. We told her that the malicious comments were directed at not only her, but also her unborn baby. She told us that her baby wouldn’t care about such useless gossip either.”
The agency firmly said that all negative gossip related to Ruby’s marriage and her child were “sheer nonsense.” As a public figure, it is understandable that her private life would be talked about, but there should be a limit to everything. The agency condemned the netizens once again for creating negative rumors about Ruby’s private life, describing them as misogynistic and violent.
“And such, to all of Ruby’s beloved fans, to the media and netizens who love Ruby Lin, we apologize for worrying you. She is well, and she thanks you for your blessings. Let us protect her like we’ve always been doing, and let us work together to take down cyber violence. Love women. Live well.”
actors, actresses and so-called 'celebrities' live on publicity regardless of whether it is true or not.
If people actually got a life didn't give them oxygen, there would be less rubbish online.
If a 'celebrity' is important to you and your life, you have serious problems