Model and Internet celebrity Ili Cheng (鄭家純) has been facing questions from social media users regarding her plans to launch a career in politics, to which she responded that there weren’t such plans so far.
The “No. 38 Tree Hole” (38號樹洞) exhibition event held by Ili Cheng launched recently, hoping to give the victims of sexual harassment as well as sexual assault a platform to share their stories.
However, Ili Cheng’s intention was questioned by many, suspecting that it was an act to raise popularity in order to prepare herself for a career in politics.
A social media user left a comment on Ili Cheng’s Facebook post promoting the event asking, “Are you going to be in politics or not? Please be honest with us”, to which she replied, “I don’t have any plans in that regard so far, are you disappointed or happy?”
Tuesday, Ili Cheng officially address people’s doubts in a Facebook post saying, “I have long said that I wouldn’t run for office, nor would I campaign in the name of some gods’ entrusted dreams.”
Ili Cheng, nicknamed “Ji Pai Mei” (Chicken Cutlet Girl), previously revealed being sexually harrassed by Taiwanese singer Weng Li-you (翁立友), which led to many anonymous social media users sharing similar experiences with her.
She collected the letters from the victims and self-financed the exhibition “38 tree hole”, lending hundreds of victims’ a platform to voice out their experiences.
The exhibition was launched on March 27 and will continue to show until April 15. The event is open to the public free of charge at the PPP Place (PPP時尚藝文空間).
According to Ili Cheng, the number of visitors has already exceeded 1,000 in four days.