Recently Singapore got its own Tiger Woods episode. A veteran Singaporean film-maker, actor and comedian, Jack Neo, had a 2 year affair with 22-year-old model, Wendy Chong.
The affair was exposed by Ms. Chong who has in recent days went on a tell-all about the affair, including where they had sex! Throughout the whole affair, Jack’s wife has remained calm, saying not only has she forgiven her husband, she had known about the affair for some time already.
Now there are questions in the media about whether Singaporeans will still go and see Jack’s movies and what a bad example he is to the young of Singapore.
Oh please! I like to know when has Jack Neo been an example for the young of Singapore? Yes, you can argue he is a self-made man but the man makes low-brow comedies! For those who never seen his movies before, think of an Adam Sandler’s movie in a Singapore context and you’ll get the idea. Yes, I know he got some cultural medal but since when was Jack Neo ever been a cultural ambassador of Singapore?
Besides, to his credit, Jack Neo has never had the image of a devoted family man. I never even knew he had 4 kids before this incident. Add to the fact that his wife also seems to have accepted and forgiven Jack Neo…so why is the Singapore media so hung up about this affair?
So in short my view on this is; he is rich, powerful and in show-business. What’s the big deal?