Netizens Praise Sharon Chan For Treating Her Two Domestic Helpers Like Family
This comes in the light of a viral parody video of an Indonesian helper highlighting the struggles of working in Hongkong.
Last week, the 43-year-old posted several photos with her two domestic helpers on Facebook. In her caption, she wished one of her helpers Ah Zo a happy birthday, and also thanked her other helper Ah Sa, who was leaving them to return home to Indonesia.
According to reports, Ah Zo and Ah Sa have been working for Sharon’s family for many years and have been taking care of the actress’ six-year-old son Chilok since he was born.
Netizens praised Sharon for being a good employer and treating her domestic helpers like part of her family.
Some netizens also commented that Sharon’s helpers were really lucky to be working for her and they are “so close that they even start to look alike”.
They are very close to Sharon's son Chilok too
The struggles of domestic helpers recently came under the spotlight in Hongkong after a YouTube video of an Indonesian domestic worker parodying employers went viral.
Sharon shared on Facebook that she felt employers should be more understanding towards their helpers.
She wrote: "Actually, it is not easy [for one] to leave home to work [overseas]. Everyone should respect [them]. Everyone is like family, respecting each other and growing together. Every time I have to say goodbye to them, I cannot bear for them to go and I would hug them and cry. I believe that many people are like me. It is fate that we can be a family, cherish [it]. I wish the best for their future, and perhaps we can meet again. Thank you to all jeh jeh [an affectionate term for foreign domestic workers in Hongkong].”
Photos: Sharon Chan/Facebook