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Pop star under fire for being‘DISHONEST’
    2013-12-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    JUST when the Taiwanese pop star Lin Chih-ying, or Jimmy Lin, once again won over the public’s heart over his outstanding performance with his cute son, Kimi Lin, on the popular reality TV show, “Dad, Where Are We Going,” the Internet has brought some trouble to the 39-year-old actor, singer and race car driver.

    A well-known blogger, “Bagua_Woshizaitai CJ,” recently posted an article at tianya.com, a popular online forum in China, listing several accusations of Lin “being dishonest to audiences and fans.”

    The post claimed that Lin was “a professional liar and won fame by misleading people.”

    The most serious accusation was Lin’s “cheating activities” in selling a type of collagen drink which was said to be able to bring people’s youth back and improve skin conditions.

    Lin established the Ibelive biotech company, which produces the drink, in cooperation with Shanghai Grape King Enterprises Corp., according to Lin’s announcement Nov. 25.

    The collagen product went on sale on Ibelive’s online store on tmall.com and its own website love-ibelieve.com Nov. 22 at 1,080 yuan (US$680) per pack.

    However, Fang Zhouzi, an expert in chemical biology and a well-known anti-fraud blogger, said that Lin had exaggerated the effects of its collagen oral liquid and consuming a large amount of the collagen-related products might cause harm to human skin.

    Fang also said that Lin, who always called himself “Dr. Lin” on the Internet, had faked his education background as the former art school graduate had never even attended any doctoral studies.

    It was also found that Lin’s company still hasn’t completed its registration in Shanghai, which meant it was still not authorized to sell products on the mainland.

    Some even said that the 1,080-yuan product only cost about 3 or 4 yuan.

    Lin did not make a response on the matter, but his manager, Tracy Chung, denied the accusations.

    “It’s impossible that the product’s cost was only 3 or 4 yuan,” Chung said.

    Chung said that they decided to cooperate with Grape King as they were the largest collagen producer in Taiwan. “Both Lin and I love drinking collagen and we have been drinking it for more than 10 years. We have never said that drinking collagen could bring our youth back. We just thought it could help solve aging problems,” Chung said.

    Chung also thought it was wrong to say that Lin had faked his education background. “It was just a joke. Many celebrities like to call themselves ‘teachers,’ and so does Lin. He thought that it was fun for his fans to call him ‘Dr. Lin,’ so he took it as his own nickname,” she said.

    The bloggers also said that Lin frequently posted fake photos or others’ photos as his own on the Internet, including a fake photo with well-known racer Michael Shumacher on a magazine cover.

    “Shumacher actually posted with Anne Hathaway on that cover, not Lin. But Lin photoshoped the picture and put it on his Weibo to attract attention,” Bagua_Woshizaitai CJ posted.

    Lily Lee, editor-in-chief of the Chinese version of the magazine, later confirmed on the Internet that Lin did take the picture with Schumacher. “They are both race car drivers and Lin is Shumacher’s biggest fan, so we thought it would be fun to let them take the pictures together, but those pictures were not on the cover,” she said. “Lin just thought it would be fun to photoshop the cover picture. It was nothing. Many fans do similar things with their idols, too.”

    (Wang Yuanyuan)

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