Who would have thought that campus bullying and violence are issues that celebrities must face at times too? In a recent show, Hong Kong actor Francis Ng shared about his son’s experience of being bullied in school.
The bullying incident was intense that his son Feynman‘s face had bruises in it. His wife was very sad about it and advised her son to escape when the bullies come after him next time. Francis disagreed with his wife’s advice as he believes that his son should prepare in order to defend himself. According to him, running away is not a solution because he thinks that boys should be braver.
It can be noted that this father-son pairing appeared in the second season of Where Are We Going, Dad? in 2014 when Feynman was just 5 years old. They were also supposed to star in the movie version of the show except that his son had an injury near his eye while they were filming. This incident made Francis fume with anger towards the show’s production and called them a bully in an interview.
The recent incident and even from years ago just show how caring Francis Ng is as a father. I admire him for being consistent with how he protects his son over the years and being practical with his advice too. He knows that no matter what happens, his son should know how to protect himself beyond running away.
It may be a sad reality that issues of bullying and violence in school remain to be prevalent these days. However, it’s good to hear that we have someone like Francis who is willing to share his son’s experience with everyone as a way to raise awareness towards this pressing matter.