Taiwan's US pop star and actor Wang Leehom has apologized to his family and fans and said he is about to take a break from his career after a high-profile social media dispute with his ex-wife. According to media reports, however, a break is not going to be enough to satisfy mainland Chinese authorities, who have recently been engaged in supporting the need for celebrities to act as proper role models in society.
American-born Leehom is said to be one of the top pop stars in the Chinese-speaking world and has also played acting roles in several movies, including Ang Lee's 'Lust, Caution', Jackie Chan's 'Little Big Soldier' and 2015's Chris Hemsworth along with 'Blackhat'. He has been awarded the Asia Society's Game Changer Award in 2019. He has been posted on his official Weibo account, where he wrote in a statement, "I have not been able to manage my marriage properly, which has become a source of trouble for my family, and I have still not become an idol for the public. I apologize for that."
He has said that the more I think about it, the more men should still take all the responsibility, I will not give any clarification now.
"We are already divorced, it is of no use to argue about the past. From today, I will take note of my words and actions, and is about to shoulder the responsibilities of a father, son, and public figure."