TAIPEI (The China Post) – Hong Kong singer Tang Tsz-kei, professionally known by her stage name G.E.M., will stage a concert in Kaohsiung in April, even though, her high endorsement fee sparked controversy with the Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau.

香港天后鄧紫棋 4 月份將在高雄開唱,但謠言傳出鄧因要求高代言費而與高雄觀光局鬧出不合。

In response to media inquiries on this issue, however, the singer’s agent said on March 9 that they have never received a call from Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau.

根據謠言鄧紫棋經紀公司要了一筆很高的費用,不過經紀公司今(9)日表示,「真的沒接過高雄市觀光局的電話。」

According to the director-general of Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau, Pan Heng-hsu, the endorsement fee for the concert and tourism promotion is as high as NT$6 million.

高雄市觀光局長潘恆旭指出,當時和鄧紫棋的經紀公司接觸,對方要求新台幣 600 萬元的代言費。

“We have never received a call from the Tourism Bureau and we don’t even know about such a price,” her agent said.

對此,鄧紫棋身邊的工作人員卻無奈的表示「從頭到尾我們都沒有接過高雄市觀光局的電話,也完全不知道怎麼會有這個價碼跑出來。」

In fact, Pan has long wanted to invite Tang Tsz-kei to work as a spokesperson for the local tourism agency. He even said that Tang would become the spokesperson starting in April during a radio program.

其實潘恆旭一直想找鄧紫棋代言,過去在廣播節目上曾說溜嘴,表示鄧紫棋是 4 月的代言人。

The director-general eventually admitted that the Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau didn’t want to spend such budget but hoped to exchange such favor in some other ways.

但潘恆旭事後回應就是想「不花錢」,只希望用其他的方式交換。