Arrested for drug use last week, Taiwanese actor Kai Ko and Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan will be detained by mainland authorities for 14 days.
According to a report in Popular Asians, numerous celebrities have come forth to support the 23-year-old, including his ex-girlfriend of two years, Elva Hsiao. Kai and Elva's high profile romance first made headlines in 2012 and gained attention due to their 12-year age gap.
Elva wrote on her Weibo today: "Don't give you dare give up, okay? One mistake will not dismiss the good things you've done. Your friends are all waiting for you guys to come back. We all still remember the good. Maybe the road ahead is shaky, but you will soon see the light that brings peace. God Bless All Souls. We will all support you!"
Elva's public support for Kai earned the praise of many netizens, who said she is forgiving and understanding.
Giddens Ko: "I am very, very, very Sad"
Giddens Ko, the director of the 2011 box office success You Are the Apple of My Eye, the film that shot Kai to instant stardom, expressed his sadness and anger about Kai's arrest through his Facebook.
"Even until the last moment, I had hoped that everything was not like what people were saying. I could not contact him and I could not find the information about his detainment at his official website. It made me anxious, scared, and very dreadful. Yet, because I did not know of his whereabouts, it left a bit of hope that everything was just a mistake. I kept praying that everything was not true. If I can, I am willing to give up directing for a lifetime to exchange for his upright behavior."
Giddens continued to say that besides feeling disappointed, he also feels ashamed and angry at Kai.
"I really have nothing else to say to Kai Ko. Sorry. I am very, very, very sad. Sorry."
Kai's good friend and costar in You Are the Apple of My Eye, Michelle Chen, expressed her shock about Kai's arrest through her Weibo. "He is an idiot," she wrote.
Bolin Chen about Jaycee Chan: "Wish everything goes well"
Before the arrest of Jaycee Chan was confirmed, Taiwanese actor Taiwanese actor Bolin Chen, who is close friends with 32-year-old, gave his support to Jaycee through a Weibo post.
"I heard from the news that something happened to my friend. I could not contact him. If it is true, then he has definitely set the worst example for everyone. He deserves to be scolded. He deserves to reflect on his actions. However, while scolding him, I hope everyone will not forget the happiness he was able to bring to everyone, and the dedication and hard work he has done for his work."
After the confirmation of Jaycee's involvement, Bolin deleted his previous post and wrote, "Wish everything goes well."
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