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Aaron Yan apologizes for remark against Taipei mayor

March 12, 2015

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Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je 柯P went under fire recently from gender rights activists for using the word “import” in reference to foreign women being married to Taiwanese men. After being surprised to learn that there are more single men than single women in Taiwan, he said, “Aren’t there 300,000 foreign brides being imported to Taiwan? How come?”

Aaron Yan 炎亞綸 criticized him on Facebook three days ago for always making social gaffes.

Aaron apologized today on his Facebook with a drastic change in his attitude. He posted, “‘Upbringing (having manners)’ This phrase was a misnomer. I didn’t respect my elders, sorry. I didn’t deny Mayor Ko’s deeds. He is indeed a mayor who gets things done! That’s admirable. What I wanted to say is that everyone anticipates the mayor; whether he speaks bluntly or not, he should also retain good manners. Demolishing the bus lanes in front of the Taipei Railway Station is satisfying for everyone, with no hesitation at all. But as a mayor, the usage of words needs to be carefully thought out.”

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R Chord criticizes feminine male idols, netizens guess Aaron Yan

March 11, 2015

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R-chord posted on his Facebook status today, “What Taiwan lacks the least are feminine (male) idols.” This message left many commenters guessing if R-chord was referring to Aaron Yan. Some netizens left comments below hinting “Yan” or “Wu Zun’s former group mate”, and some directly posted photos of Aaron below.

Yesterday, Aaron Yan’s comments stating that Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je lacked manners triggered public discussion. He later wrote on his Facebook, “I don’t want to be a reed that easily falls in whichever direction the wind blows. I want to be a sequoia; regardless of how the wind blows, it still stands strong. Even if it takes a thousand years for others to understand its perseverance,” to defy criticism against him.

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Aaron Yan criticizes Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je

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On March 9, Aaron Yan posted this on his Facebook status, “Always blaming the NTU Hospital when you’ve misspoken… I’ve been to the NTU Hospital countless of times since young, and I’ve never seen a doctor who speaks so inappropriately. Most of them are at least socialized. How would my father react. Hahaha. As for family discipline [having manners] – Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

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