31 Jan – Actress Elaine Yiu was recently slammed for defending her good friend Katy Kung by calling actress and Katy's love rival, Kayi Cheung, a "pork chop" (unattractive woman).
Jayne Stars reported that at a recent media appearance, Elaine Yiu was asked about the affair between Katy's former boyfriend Patrick Tang with his "Tiger Cubs" co-star, to which she replied, "Katy is still recovering from the breakup. I hope she will be able to find new happiness soon."
On whether Kayi is indeed dating Patrick, Elaine stated, "I also have a lot of male friends, but I will not be going out with them so frequently [like Patrick and Kayi]. But I don't know if they are indeed involved, nor did I ask."
Asked if Patrick would also be interested in her, Elaine laughed, "Patrick doesn't like to eat spare ribs; he prefers pork chops more lately", alluding to Kayi's nickname as "Pork Chop Miss Hong Kong" after she won the crown in 2007.
Her comment however, was circulated widely on social networks and was received negatively by others. On her Weibo, Miss Hong Kong of 1996, Lee San San stated that she does not personally know Kayi Cheung, but felt the unflattering use of "pork chop" to describe her over the years was unfair.
Lee wrote, "I think every person has a conscience. I find such things, like branding someone as 'pork chop' to be cold-blooded. Even an industry insider has come to use the same reference. I feel that it has become a verbal assault and bullying."
The love triangle between Patrick Tang, Katy Kung and Kayi Cheung started in December last year, after it was reported that Patrick had cheated on Katy, his girlfriend of two years, with his "Tiger Cubs" co-star, Kayi. Despite denying the affair, Patrick and Kayi were spotted on a movie date soon after his breakup.