Cissy Wang, the wife of international action star Donnie Yen, claimed that their family experienced racial discrimination at a fundraising event in Hong Kong over a week ago.
Wang, her husband, and daughter were attending the said event organized by HIV charity organization amfAR at the Rosewood Hong Kong hotel on March 25.
The star-studded event was attended by countless celebrities including Hong Kong singer Carina Lau, actress Michelle Yeoh, supermodel Heidi Klum, Pharrell Williams, singer Nicole Scherzinger and many others.
According to Hong Kong media platform Ming Pao via the fundraising event in Hong Kong, Wang complained that the event staff initially stopped the family from getting into the venue. She further noted how she felt that Hollywood and Korean pop stars were treated with more respect.
“I think they simply look down on us Chinese,” Wang was quoted as saying.
After feeling discriminated, Wang said they all decided to leave the event early.
She noted that she had to lead by example to her daughter and teach her that discrimination was not acceptable.
AmfAR has since issued an apology to Wang and her family.