Chinese rock band Second Hand Rose’s lead singer, Liang Long, found himself in hot soup after remarks he made on Chinese variety programme E Du Liang Huan Xiu (loosely translated to Liang Huan’s Vicious Show). During the show, he claimed to have been in an ambiguous relationship with diva Faye Wong, in addition to mocking Mayday’s music.
As a rocker himself, Liang Long was asked who he disliked the most amongst the rockers, to which he declared it as widely popular band, Mayday. He expressed, “(Their music) is really terrible to listen to and I don’t even know what they’re singing about.”
His words sparked the ire of Mayday’s fans, who blasted Liang Long for having no sense of respect. Mayday’s Masa, however, magnanimously responded with, “I feel that Second Hand Rose’s music is really good; everyone should give it a try if you have the chance to.”
Amidst the furor, Second Hand Rose has apologised on their Weibo, explaining that while they discussed the topic of Mayday’s music for some time, that certain portions were cut from broadcast. They added that they chatted about their first impressions and revelations of the group, but that only the more attention-grabbing parts made the final cut.
They finished their explanation by sharing that they respect that all rockers have their own distinct musical tastes and sounds, and that they will continue to work hard to bring quality tracks to the public.
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