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AmfAR Apologizes to Donnie Yen For Hong Kong Gala Incident

HONG KONG–HIV charity organization amfAR has issued an apology statement over the weekend for an incident that caused actor Donnie Yen and his family to feel discriminated against and leave the gala abruptly.
“It is most regrettable and unfortunate that I was not able to prevent the embarrassment caused to our esteemed co-chair Mr. Donnie Yen and his family and for any mishandling which has caused them to feel they were being disrespected in any way,” read part of a statement signed by Kevin Robert Frost, amfAR chief executive officer.
“I sincerely look forward to having the opportunity in working closely with the Yen family again, and hopefully, to reach a better understanding of how improvements can be made.”
The martial arts star, who last fall launched his eyewear line DonniEye, had shown up to the annual red carpet fundraiser held last week. Backed by Macau gambling heiress Pansy Ho, this year’s event was honoring Adrian Cheng’s philanthropy work in the battle against HIV, drawing celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Michelle Yeoh, and Nicole Scherzinger.
But simmerings of the drama were revealed when Yen’s wife, former beauty queen Cissy Wang, wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post that they had faced racial discrimination.
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