6 May – Former actress Anita Lee recently revealed that her segment on a Chinese Canadian radio station has been cancelled on short notice, with her schedule with the radio also being cut to only an hour a week.
As reported on Mingpao, the actress who has been working as a deejay and hosting "Anita's Talk Show" on AM1470 for the past 15 years, stated that she is unsure as to why her show has been cancelled.
"I don't know what to think. The reason seemed to have something to do with the pandemic, but some speculated that it had to do with my decision to air the song, "Glory to Hong Kong". To be honest, all of these supposed reasons are good, so what is it actually?" she said, adding that she doesn't want to speculate about the situation further.
It was eight months ago that Anita decided to play the said song on her show, despite knowing that it was the anthem of the Hong Kong anti-extradition protest. The actress did receive a lot of backlash from several parties but didn't seem to have been penalised for it by the station at the time.
Asked if she regret playing the song on the show, Anita denied it, saying that she was only saddened by the station's decision to suddenly cut the programme without consulting her first.
"There will always be a reason for the bosses, but for me, any reason would be difficult to accept. I hope that the company will cherish its employees," she said.
On the other hand, the radio claimed to have made the decision due to a "restructure" to enable a "flexible sharing of resources".
(Photo Source: Mingpao)