"Possessing a mesmerizing face and sexy body, Ning Cai (25 years old) is the country’s only full-time female magician…"
Nope, this isn’t a line from a man’s magazine. This was in my newspaper article in today’s Shin Min Daily News that was horribly taken out of context. Read on! I honestly found it so funny
THIS IS SO HILARIOUS!!!!
To all my loved ones and blog readers out there, please DO NOT get frazzled by what you read in today’s copy of Shin Min Daily News. It is so laughable because the sensationalized article about me was SO completely trashy… to the point that all of us at work actually laughed so hard till we cried tears of amusement while Ade read it out loud. Check out the title (translated from Mandarin to English):
SEXY FEMALE MAGICIAN CONSTANTLY GETS SEXUALLY HARASSED
Wuahahahahahahahahahahahaha… What a corny feature title! They took EVERYTHING I said COMPLETELY OUT OF THE GIVEN CONTEXT!!!! I know a lot of people from the media read my blog so I’m sure their eyeballs are rolling at what’s Shin Min Daily News has done. This certainly brings editorial creativity to a new level! Seriously, we’ve had press interviews with so many different publications before, but this is the first time a publication has low-balled me.
I’m so glad I did the interview via email (everything’s in black and white!) and still have the email exchanges, as well as, the copy of the Q&A I replied them. I will definitely be more careful next time in communicating with Shin Min Daily News and I’m sincerely sorry if I made anyone worried. I received severals text messages from concerned friends about the shocking news they read (sorry to disappoint honey, it’s all baloney!) …so I really want to say another THANK YOU to you guys (you folks know who you are!) who cared enough to ask if that’s true because, most people take things at superficial face value anyway. Yawn. But what’s new right? Another mud sling. I think I’m beginning to understand how Britney Spears feels. Seriously. I’m "big enough" to make the gossip tabloids!!! Wuahahahahahahaa…
Just to make things crystal clear, I sent an email on J C’s request to the reporter and editor of Shin Min Daily News to sum up the obvious fact that… I have NEVER at any point of time mentioned that “I often get sexually harassed” like they printed!
They totally misquoted the context when I mentioned that I do occasionally get ‘heckled’ by audience members but hellooooooooo… so do other performing magicians! They completely disregarded my long bit about AUDIENCE MANAGEMENT! Also, the whole "sexy clothing request by clients” was so made up because I’ve never had that unprofessional request before.
What was even stranger was their “often meet these guys who try to be touchy feely (directly translated as ‘touch hand touch leg’) who drink too much” bit because it’s again another awfully wrong context. I mentioned that guests at cocktail events will be served drinks at these events but are never offensive. I certainly do NOT get groped! I also highlighted the fact that I’m booked for high-end events and these corporate crowds consists of PMEBs (professionals, managers, executives and business people) who are very respectable people and carry themselves well.
I understand Shin Min Daily News want to sell sensationalism but trying to fit me into their story is quite unethical ‘creative journalism’ really. But there’s a lighter side to all this negativity really, when you see the other way of looking at it. Like good ole Dad always said, there’s always 2 sides to a coin
Check out J C’s animated response to it on Singapore Magic Circle. It’s true… which other magic performer here has made it to the tabloid’s gossip columns? Ah, the price of fame and success… LOL!