Is stalking at shows the latest fashion among perverts? Or has it always been going on, but just not been reported? At the weekend, a disturbed individual gave one fan an earful when she attended a Fahrenheit (飛輪海) concert held in Ximending. The fab four, who are known not only by their names but by a temperature (“cold, cool, warm and hot”), were celebrating band member Wu Chun's (吳尊59°F) birthday with a cake when a female fan rushed backstage in tears. According to Chinese-language newspaper reports the girl was transfixed by her idols when she became aware of a warm draft as the sexual deviant started deep breathing in her ears and then tried to kiss her. Though the groper was photographed, he was not caught.
This incident follows hot on the heels of a recent Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) concert at which a pervert was discovered wielding his glo-stick in an onanistically inappropriate manner over a fellow concertgoer. Evidence of the crime was found on the distressed fan's skirt and the wanker was arrested. Pop Stop will be keeping an eye out for copycat concert crimes.
In our Sunday pages we have a column called News of the Weird (NoW), which faithfully reports the world's oddities. If these themes occur so regularly they can no longer be called weird (in the belief that something that happens often cannot be strange) NoW “retires” the story from circulation. “Wardrobe malfunctions” must now be filed under this classification, since they happen so regularly they are obvious ruses to excite media attention and boost sagging careers.
Loyal readers will remember the case of former beauty pageant winner Yuni Li (李妍瑾), aka “chocolate nipples,” who flashed her bauble at a press conference last month to promote a bra. Lee was said to have been devastated by media descriptions of the nipple as dark rather than pink and there was a fuss about press invasion of privacy. Yet this weekend she was at it again! Though she did not reveal her gumdrops this time, Apple Daily featured 10 shots of her partially covered breasts. She said the bra she was promoting was so effective (boosting her bodacious tatas from size B to E) she had to “psychologically deconstruct” new boyfriends' big expectations.
“One time, I had to tell a guy, ‘I'm really very small, very small.
Then I grabbed his hand and tucked it under my bra for a while. He laughingly responded, ‘Wow, hot!’”
Model and wannabe Mandy Yan (嚴淑明), however, is the “queen of wardrobe malfunctions” and first got media attention when her dress “slipped off” at a catwalk show last year. Just seven months later she was caught on camera flashing her 35Ds. She responded by saying, “How could you think I would do this deliberately? I'm thinking of suing.” She has also gained column inches by denying a claim she used to be a man and “losing” a NT$1.8 million diamond necklace she was modeling.
Her latest “guerilla gossip mag attack” took place in China last week, where she was promoting a beauty book. According to Yan's agent a gangster bought 1,000 copies but became annoyed when Yan did not respond to his expensive overture. She then claimed Yan was abducted by the gangster after leaving a restaurant and was forced to endure his singing at a KTV for nearly four hours. While Pop Stop sympathizes, having undergone similar ordeals, we note that no police report was made.