Vivian Lai and Kate Pang Kissed: Vivian Lai and Kate Pang Extended Girl-On-Girl Kiss: Actress-host Lai, 36, kissed actress Kate Pang, 29, on the lips for one second when she was announced as one of the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes during Sunday’s live telecast of the Star Awards Show 2.
Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that many viewers called its hotline to say they were offended by the kiss.
They said that while some women may find kissing each other to be “trendy”, they were not used to it.
Some also said that it was strange to see female artistes dressed sexily and kissing each other.
The Media Development Authority (MDA) said it will probe the incident to ascertain whether it has breached content guidelines of the free-to-air TV programme code.
A kiss between female actresses Vivian Lai and Kate Pang has sparked a furore among Singaporeans.
Actress-host Vivian Lai kissed actress Kate Pang on the lips when she was announced as one of the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes during the live telecast of the Star Awards Show 2. Apparently, many viewers were offended by the kiss.
MDA is probing the incident and Mediacorp will censor the kiss for a repeat telecast as some viewers may not be comfortable with a girl-on-girl kiss on national TV. So for those of you have yet to see the kiss and will probably miss out during the repeat telecast, watch the video above for the kiss. Comes with extended version too.