Calvin Chen, Love Buffet, Sweety, Taiwanese Entertainment

Chivalry at its Extinction

Since Love Buffet started filming, there have been more rumors circulating around Aaron Yan of Fahrenheit and Joanne Zeng of Sweety than the supposed leading guy, Calvin Chen–the other member of Fahrenheit that is involved in this production. However, fans who wish to read more about rumors of Calvin and Joanne will be in for a good one this time around because recent reports (which could have pushed forth for the gossip columns instead) has it that Calvin and Joanne have been dating recently with the supposed pictures captured with them in the rain while Calvin was playing the knight in shining armor, protecting Joanne from getting wet. Another piece of evident brought in for support of the statement also mentioned their spending time together during Chinese Valentine’s Day. What was the response from the parties involved? Calvin recently posted up an entry, clarifying of the matter. Calvin’s manager also pointed out that they were living in the same area so of course they would meet up for meals. (Which was also the same response held true for Aaron Yan–who was spotted with Joanne several months back.) Interestingly, Joanne’s manager was surprised of the news yet expressed support toward the couple–IF it was true.

Which version should we believe in? Honestly, for what it’s worth, people need to leave them alone. Yes, everyone’s getting excited about the upcoming drama, Love Buffet, but no need to slap around accusations just because two people are seen together for meals. (Seems suspicious because the media is good at paving the picture for all of us.) Even if it’s true and they’re trying to keep a secret or whatever, I do not think it’s any of our business.

For those who thinks that it is part of some show to promote Love Buffet, it could be possible but not probable in Calvin’s case. Though I’m not that familiar with Fahrenheit, but more avid fans have claimed of Calvin’s sincerity and great attitude towards those around him. I would rather take his word for it that he’s doing what he has been taught and taking good care of a female friend is just normal. Or is the media suggesting everyone should act cold towards one another? And not show manners? After that, the media is probably reporting about disagreements among the cast, etc. Is doing some chivalry act a crime now?

Calvin has been busy with running back and forth between the Love Buffet and Momo Love sets so he has not been around as much for the media to attack. Now that he’s back and spending time with a cast member (and making new friends), he’s being attacked?

Last of all, I’m so looking forward to Love Buffet even more now since the cast seems to be getting along really well so the chemistry should be great also between all parties.

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7 thoughts on “Chivalry at its Extinction”

  1. I was reading an article recently–actually I think it was in the Lonely Planet Guide Book–that suggested Taiwan’s tabloid mass media are really intrusive and really sensationalist in reaction to the years where there was strong press censorship. That makes sense, I guess.
    I noticed in a number of the dramas how meddling and annoying the newspaper and TV reporters were, for example, in Heaven’s Wedding Gown and in Love Magician, but for a long time I thought the writers were just making it up for the sake of the plot. But no, they are apparently like that in real life!
    At least they were just suggesting the pair were dating and nothing really scandalous. I don’t care if they are an ‘item’ or not. They are a cute couple whether they are dating or just friends.

  2. I thought the media’s role in different dramas were an exaggeration too but I read other accounts where other celebs were surrounded and had no freedom at all. It gets annoying, like that one time Dylan Kuo was hospitalized and they still pursued him to get more news while he was in there. Security tried to stop them but it was hectic.

    Regarding Calvin and Joanne – like I said, I’ll be looking forward to the drama more. Thanks for sharing your views.

  3. I was pleased to see some discussion on Hong Ju Zi Fans about whether Joanne was really dating Calvin IRL.
    Didnt sir elton john have a bad run-in with aggro TW journalists a few years back? They can be very intrusive.

  4. Moon:
    I have no idea who I support yet but the entire cast of Love Buffet seem to get along so well that it’s hard to choose!

    Thanks for visiting and commenting also.

  5. I guess it’s hard to support something that we know is neither false or true, but I have high hopes (I always have high hopes)… but I just wish the tabloid would stop I mean they have their own lives too… but I guess this is the sacrifice you have to make when you become a star… your talent for your privacy…

  6. Yes, that’s true. They have to sacrifice their privacy but I agree with you. I mean those people need to back off. They need to leave artists some space. How would they feel if they’re being stalked 24/7? But then again, those people might love the attention? *shrugs*

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