Christy Chung Mocked For Performing In Small Town; Netizens Say She Probably Earned S$100K For The Gig
A salty netizen called her a “fallen goddess” for taking on such gigs.
While her acting career has taken a backseat in recent years, the 52-year-old, who is married to Chinese actor Shawn Zhang, 40, and has three daughters from her previous marriages, is still very much in-demand, appearing in variety shows, live streams and public performances.
Recently, a netizen spotted Christy performing at a public event and shared pics of her online.
"In order to support her family, Christy Chung put on a short dress and heels for a performance in a small town. The point is, you don’t earn a lot from such performances. It's really not easy!” wrote the netizen.Nothing wrong with performing in a small town
Though the location was not mentioned, from the banner near the stage, it appeared to be the opening ceremony of a business centre in a small rural town.
Netizens were less than impressed with the low-budget production, commenting on how “amateur” the stage, costumes and backup dancers looked.
There were also some who called Christy a “fallen goddess” and mocked her for taking on such a small gig.Turns out she gets paid big bucks
However, some fans pointed out that given Christy’s popularity, she probably gets paid at least 300K to 500K yuan (S$60K- S$100K) for each gig, which is equivalent to what most people make in a year.
“Someone who earns 30K yuan (S$6K) a year is feeling sorry for someone who takes in 300K to 500K a day,” laughed one netizen.
In fact, others weighed in to say that most singers get paid at least 200K yuan (S$40K) to perform at such events. And that is just the “minimum”.
“Even an 18th-tier unknown singer is paid more than 100K yuan (S$20K) to perform one song,” said a netizen.
Photos: Christy Chung/Weibo