Local stars react to Hong Huifang-Pan Lingling spat

(PHOTO: Calvert Tay/Instagram)
(PHOTO: Calvert Tay/Instagram)

Local stars and Hong Huifang’s family have taken to social media to give their take on Hong’s public fallout with fellow Mediacorp veteran Pan Lingling.

The spat between the two actresses went public after Hong revealed that she had sent a text message – addressed to Pan – to mutual friends in the entertainment circle a few days ago. The message detailed the hurtful things that Pan had allegedly said and done towards her family in the past.

Hong’s son Calvert Tay, 18, whom Pan told to get vaccinated against STDs as he was rumoured to be dating local actress Julie Tan, 25, reacted to the fallout on Instagram Stories by writing: “I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what you do, you can hurt me, but don’t ever hurt my family and the people I love, I will not tolerate it!”.

His sister Tay Ying, 22, also backed her family in an Instagram post that she has since taken down, writing: “No one hurts my family. No one.”

Local actor Shane Pow also voiced his support for Tan by reposting one of her recent Instagram Stories, part of which read: “Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don’t care.”.

Pow’s girlfriend, local radio DJ Kimberly Wang, left a comment on one of Hong’s Instagram post, saying: “Auntie Huifang, I really respect you.”

Likewise, local actor Teddy Tang, who played Hong’s son in Channel 8 drama Gifted Together, left a comment on one of Hong’s Instagram post, “Mummy, I’m by your side!”. Hong responded to the comment with “Love you, my dear son!”.

Well-known actor and emcee Dennis Chew also told Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao that he did not sense any bad blood between the two actresses.

“(Lingling) is someone who can be cold on the outside but hot on the inside. She’s the passionate sort who would help you to the very end. Huifang-jie is someone who is passionate, loyal and cares for her juniors,” he said.

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