Shiga Lin’s team had to apologise to mainland fans after a recent Weibo post from her account seemed to insinuate that the singer thought of mainland China and Hong Kong as two different entities.
As reported on Mingpao, the blunder occurred recently, when a post on Shiga’s Weibo read that she hasn’t “performed abroad for a long time” since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The post was quickly edited soon after, with the lines now read, “For the past few years, due to the pandemic, I haven’t performed outside of Hong Kong for a long time.” However, some netizens have already seen the original post, and shared it online.
Shiga’s management Starz Entertainment had since released a statement apologising for the blunder, saying that it was posted by a new employee without the consent of the singer and the company. They added that the post had since been corrected and the new employee dismissed.
Meanwhile, the singer’s husband Carlos Chan recently shared in an interview that Shiga and the company have already dealt with the incident and that his wife is now focused on rehearsing for her upcoming mainland concert.
“There was a misunderstanding in communication, because her social account is not managed by one person, and she is not in charge,” he added.
(Photo Source: Shiga Lin IG)