Hong Kong actor Francis Ng threw down his microphone and walked out of an interview on Wednesday while he was promoting his new film in China.
The father-of one was overwhelmed with anger as he was recounting his son Feynman Ng’s mishap when they were in New Zealand to film an episode for the second season of China’s populat parenting programme Dad, Where Are You Going?, last year.
Feynman had suffered an open wound above his left eye after he knocked his forehead against a flight of stairs while playing with other children on the show. The children were also not under the supervision of the adults as they were having a meeting indoors.
The six-year-old was reportedly taken to a local hospital to treat his injury immediately and he was fit enough to continue with the shoot the next day.
Yet, Francis expressed his disappointment in his interview as he revealed that Feynman’s injury had left an irremovable scar that would likely lead to visual impairment.
The 53-year-old actor also criticised Hunan TV, the broadcaster behind the show, for shirking responsibility and “bullying a six-year-old child” as none of their representatives have approached him to discuss about the compensation.
He added that should the TV station continue with their inaction, he would consider taking legal action against them.
On the other hand, producers of the show have declined to comment on the issue when contacted by the media, claiming that they have not seen Francis’ interview as they are currently filming the show’s third season in the countryside in Shanxi Province and do not have good internal signal.
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