Throughout Aaron Yan’s career, discussions about his sexual preferences never seem to have ceased. I mean, in today’s society, we probably don’t care much if he’s gay, but cheating is a different story. Due to the news quickly circulating the media, his record label and the singer-actor have both spoken up, and although their responses do not explicitly address the cheating rumor, Aaron Yan gives a very sincere and personal response to the matter.
On November 7, Mirror Media released photos of Aaron Yan being intimate with three different men that went rampant online. The three boyfriends were said to not know that they were sharing Aaron Yan with each other.
Aaron’s record label HIM International Music immediately released a statement to defend him, emphasizing that, “Aaron himself denies the scandal and deeply regrets any inconveniences that this may have caused to his friends. He has always been an artist to uphold equality and importance of public issues and as such, this kind of quality must not be taken advantage of by scheming people.” They also added that if it be necessary, they do not exclude the possibility of taking legal action to safeguard their rights and interests.
Aaron Yan‘s manager, on the other hand, expressed that the photos were misleading; claiming that, “the photo with person A wasn’t from 2018 as can be seen through Aaron’s hairstyle.” Furthermore, he also asserts that “Person B and Person C are just the same person,” insisting that the cheating on three men never happened.
Last evening, Aaron Yan issued a statement through HIM International Music. The translation of the post is below:
I am sorry that I have not taken care of my personal affairs well for it to be shown in this manner. I treat each person with my utmost sincerity, but, I am just human with many flaws and ordinary feelings. When it comes to relationships between people, displeasing matters are unavoidable. For failing to take care of it well, it is clear that there are many areas that I need to learn. I am someone who is unwilling to bring distrust and suspicion when starting to know someone, often completely exposing myself without thinking too much. I have given my true feelings before, but did not handle it well when it ended which has caused it to go out of hand. I am very sorry to those that I have hurt. I will work hard and reflect on myself to become a better person.
Very sorry for the hurt this news has caused and sorry to my family, friends and fans who have always supported me. Thank you to HIM International Music for your respect and tolerance. I sincerely remember those who have helped me along the way, I will take this lesson as a way to help me grow, and I am very sorry to waste everyone’s precious time to look at my insignificant personal affairs.
Update: On November 8, new reports started trending that a person who claims to be Person B from the photos has come forward to disprove the cheating rumors. He explains that there was no overlap in their relationships. Since then, Person A came forward again to insist that Aaron Yan cheated on him.
I was so surprise when I found out about this news that Aaron was involved in a homosexual scandal. I never questioned his sexual preference. Even if there were previous news or questionable moments, I gave him the benefit of doubt. I'm not a big fan of his but I do like him and enjoy some of his work. Those Fahreinheit days though. lol I really shipped him with Puff Guo and Joanne too. Sigh.
Whether he did cheat on 3 men or not, or whatever is the real truth, it's none of my business. It was wrong of him to two time, or whatever the real number was.
Also, It's a pity that he had to come out this way. I wonder how the entertainment is going to take this scandal, whether lightly or not. Will he still be cast as a male lead or not? Hmm. Best of luck to him and his career now that this information has been leaked.
Not going to lie I was shocked when I read about this! I didn't know about the gay rumours and to think I was shiopping him with Joanne Tseng when I watched Refresh Man last year LOL! Pretty unpleasant way to be outed but interesting he didn't deny being gay. Taiwan is a lot more liberal than China about homosexuality but I wonder what this will mean for his career as a leading man. Even in the liberal west out gay men do not get many leading roles. I expect it's probably over for him in China though.
It is so obvious Arron is gay. I am just surprised it was not known by many. Gay or not, I still support his works. I am really not fuss about his sexuality. An I am surprised how many people are in 21st Century. It is his own life. I just like his acting.
But I suspect his ex is just upset to be dumped. And wants to be a bit*h about it. I am glad his second BF stood up for him.
Same Sex Marriage is Legal in Taiwan
Although same sex marriage is not legal in Taiwan. As of 2 July 2017, same-sex couples can legally register their partnerships in 18 of Taiwan's cities and counties that account for 94 percent of the country's population. However, the rights afforded in these partnerships are very limited; there are as many as 498 exclusive rights related to marriage that include property rights, social welfare and medical care.
i'm supriseed I never thought he could be gay
I hope they still give him good roles for dramas and movies
@Anonymous: I know it is legal there. That's why I said Taiwan is a lot more liberal than China.
I mean… he don't really need to apologize to anyone but maybe the guys he "allegedly" two-timed. His personal and love life is his alone, and as a fan I just want him to put out good shows or music, and, of course, be happy!
Who cares is he is gay. He's gorgeous, talented and I like to watch him. No need to apologise, Aaron. The ones who need to apologise should be the creeps who posted your photos and published your personal information. It's nobody's business what your sexual preference is. I hope his career soars.