Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career

Now, the singer dares to fight back against nasty netizens.

Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career
Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career
27 Nov 2019

Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career

 

Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career
Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career
27 Nov 2019

Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career

 

Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career
Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career
27 Nov 2019

Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career

 

Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career
Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career
27 Nov 2019

Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career

 

Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career
Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career
27 Nov 2019

Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career

 

Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career
Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career
27 Nov 2019

Rainie Yang was once called a “pig” early in her career

 

Rainie Yang held a press conference to promote her new album Delete Reset Grow in Taipei yesterday (Nov 26).

The Taiwanese singer-actress revealed that it was her husband, Chinese singer Li Ronghao, who encouraged her to try producing her own album for the first time. “When I doubted myself, he said, ‘You’ve already been doing production work this whole time. You can do it.’ That gave me the confidence to carry on,” she gushed.

The topic then changed to dealing with negativity on the internet, something the 35-year-old is no stranger to. When she wore braces in high school, she was called “metal mouth girl” and other nasty names online.

Then, when she appeared in 2002 drama Tomorrow alongside Shawn Yue and Eddie Peng, netizens likened Rainie, who was about 10 kg heavier back then, to “a pig being pursued by two handsome men”.

The latter experience deeply affected Rainie, and she refrained from reading online reviews for the next two to three years. “You need to keep your curiosity under control,” she said. “If you can’t take it, then don’t read it.”

Things are certainly different these days. When Rainie recently declared that Delete Reset Grow is the record she’s the most satisfied with, netizens accused her of putting down the efforts of all her past collaborators.

Unhappy with being misunderstood, she personally responded to as many of these naysayers as she could on the internet, earning her the title of “clarification queen”. “I don’t think I’ll ever get used to receiving these nasty comments,” she said. “But I can control how I respond to them.”

Photos: TPG, Google Images

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