Datuk Lee Chong Wei has apologised over controversial rap singer Wee Meng Chee or Namewee’s video clip which was insulting to China’s badminton star, Lin Dan.
“I’m sorry about that video, I know nothing about that song too, I am here to say sorry to every one, hopefully Chinese fans can forgive this,” said Lee on his personal Chinese microblogging website on weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter.
Recently, Namewee uploaded his own-created video clip on the website, which contained abuses in Hokkien against Lin Dan after Chong Wei lost 21-15, 10-21, 19-21 to the Chinese in the men’s singles badminton final of the London Olympics at the Wembley Arena.
This clip subsequently spread throughout major forums and has caused much resentment among Chinese fans.
Chinese online media, Souhu reported that Namewee defended himself as saying he was only expressing his feelings like an ordinary fan.
“Normally, fans were only scolding at home, while I just made it as a video to show it out, ” he claimed.