Ex-TVB actress Erin Wong recounts the time she was bullied: 'They threatened to write scandals about me'


Former TVB star Erin Wong says the bullying became worse after she was picked as one of the contestants for the 2014 Miss Hong Kong Pageant. Photos: Erin Wong/Instagram

Being famous sadly doesn't exempt one from being a target of bullying.

Former TVB actress Erin Wong, best known for her performance in The No No Girl, recently posted a video on Chinese social networking site, Xiaohongshu, where she talked about being bullied in school.

"A few of my classmates would form a small group that verbally and physically harassed other students on campus. I was also one of the victims.

"One of the guys who sat behind me would often kick my chair vigorously during class. Sometimes, he grabbed me by the shoulders and shook me roughly," she said, adding that the bullying caused her mental health to deteriorate considerably.

"I was very unhappy for the three years then."

Even though Wong was in a bad state mentally, the 31-year-old revealed that she was still determined to defend herself.

"I had a discussion with the male classmate, my parents and the teacher. He (the bully) was very fierce. He even threatened to hit the teacher but my mother got angry and restrained him," she explained.

Despite the discussion, the bullying continued. Wong said the bullying became worse after she was picked as one of the contestants for the 2014 Miss Hong Kong Pageant.

In her video, she shared: "They threatened to write scandals about me. They said they would gather controversial materials and break their findings to the reporter so I wouldn't win."

When the bullies couldn’t find anything scandalous on her, Wong revealed that they resorted to dissing her family instead.

Erin Wong is best known for her performance in 'The No No Girl' and 'Life After Death'. She was also the first runner-up of the 2014 Miss Hong Kong Pageant.Erin Wong is best known for her performance in 'The No No Girl' and 'Life After Death'. She was also the first runner-up of the 2014 Miss Hong Kong Pageant.

"They said that I came from a poor family with a poor background ... that I lived in a crappy house and things like that. Although it’s not true, why should that matter anyway? Am I not allowed to pursue my dreams or challenge myself even if I'm poor?" she lamented.

Despite the attempts to smear her image and name, Wong was named first runner-up of the beauty pageant. She was bested by Hong Kong actress Veronica Shiu.

Wong also delivered some wise words for victims of bullying at the end of her video.

"The best revenge is to live well. Don't give up, keep going and be better. Tell teachers and parents when you encounter these bullies. If the bullies threaten you, gather evidence and contact the police. You must not condone these types of people," she said.

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