Singer Jolin Tsai has lashed out at a Taiwanese media outlet for focusing on her cleavage in a news report.
Revealing photos of the Taiwanese singer, who is famous for songs such as Dancing Diva (2006), were taken when she was having a four-day birthday bash with her family and friends in Pattaya, Thailand. She had turned 39 on Sept 15.
Mirror Media last week ran the photos under a headline that called attention to her breasts. It also commented on her sitting position, saying that it could lead to accidental exposure.
In a Facebook post on Thursday (Sept 19), Tsai asked: “When a series of articles mentions the G-cup breasts in the headline, what type of sexuality education is received by readers?” She added the hashtag #bodyawareness in her post.
Her post received more than 2,460 comments, with several netizens criticising Mirror Media for disrespecting a woman’s body.
Taiwan’s Education Ministry has also weighed in on the controversy, saying that it needs to revise its sexuality education and increase curriculum time for it to more than two hours. The comment received many “likes” on Facebook.
By The Straits Times (ANN) and The China Post
Translated by Shelly Yang