Gillian Chung gets fat-shamed by netizens while fans defend her

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Hong Kong — Hong Kong singer-actress Gillian Chung appeared on the latest trailer for Chinese variety show Twinkle Love on Wednesday (April 28) where she talked about her first love but that was not what got netizens talking.

The 40-year-old, who divorced Taiwanese doctor Michael Lai in March 2020 after less than two years of marriage, shared that she dated a Japanese boy but it ended after he returned to Japan. Chung said her advice to her 20-year-old self would be “to be a good person”.

Netizens left comments about Chung’s looks, saying that she has put on weight, according to 8days.sg. Some netizens were worried about the star’s health, wondering if her weight gain had anything to do with medication. However, there were also netizens who showed their support to Chung with body-positive comments like “Have the courage to be yourself and don’t care about others’ opinions”, and “Why must she be thin her entire life? Can’t we allow female celebrities to eat well?”.

Gillian Chung gets fat-shamed by netizens while fans defend her