On Dec. 12, Xie Xin and Aaron Chen were exposed for having an affair. On that day, Chen arrived in Taichung to record his show as usual and apologized during a press conference. However, because he was smiling and did not seem solemn at all, he received widespread criticism from netizens. Xie Xin, after going into hiding for one day, posted a handwritten apology letter. Grace, Chen’s wife, expressed her acceptance of the apology on Facebook, but the scandal did not end there.
As gossip continued to spread, even Hsieh Hsin-Hao, the fellow team member, became affected. Aaron Chen was originally expected to go to Chiayi to record the “New Style” on June 18, but the production unit temporarily called it off due to weather-related factors. His managing company decided to hold a press conference to clarify the affair. ●