Monday, June 25, 2007

Thanh Ha's Public Dispute



You probably heard the fighting story of famous singer Thanh Hà. There are two sides to this story. One side suggested that Thanh Ha went to the 108 Anh Hung Hao Han shop because the storeowner “Co Lieu” sent sexy pictures to Thanh Ha’s husband. But another side suggested that Thanh Ha went to the shop looking for Co Lieu’s father and ended up taking a stack of 20 CDs without paying and was stopped by the owner. Thanh Ha claimed that Lieu’s father owned her some CDs. Lieu responded that that is between Thanh Ha and her father, and Thanh Ha should not take CDs from her store. Allegedly Thanh Ha said lots of bad things toward Lieu’s parents and the storeowner was shock by the dirty tone and language used by the famous singer. Lieu responded to the singer that she heard lots of bad things about her and including that the singer likes to sleep with many men. Thanh replied by saying so what and that it is not any of Lieu’s business. Co Lieu furthered said that Thanh Ha’s attitude justify the rumors. And Thanh Ha went furious. Co Lieu and Thanh Ha fought back and forth until later on when Thanh Ha supposedly slapped Lieu in the face and continue to assault the storeowner. In the end it was said that a friend of Thanh Ha went and pulled back the singer and told her to let it go and leave. There was one witness to this story, Tran Thanh Hong who was a costumer at the shop. She was there to buy some CDs and stuck around out of curiosity. Hong confirmed that Thanh Ha did indeed go to the shop and took the CDs without paying and was stopped by Co Lieu and the two went on a rampage. The witness said there was lots of foul language coming from the singer’s mouth and she feels uneasy to repeat it. According to Co Lieu she said to the newspapers that she will press charged against the singer.

Many newspapers and people generally found Thanh Ha to be guilty simply because as a singer she should not have done such a rude thing. However we must present another logic, another side to the story that defended the famous singer. As said by Tran Nhat Phong Newspaper, he defended the singer saying there cannot be fire without smoke. He suggested that there must be some issues involving unresolved money that led to the fighting in public. Furthermore everyone in the “business” knows that Thanh Ha is a very straightforward person and has a high temper that can make her easily upset to the point that she looses control and will be involved in inappropriate behavior. Tran Nhat Phong felt that the story seemed to be rigged or in other word planned. He believed that since people know Thanh Ha, they purposely said things to make get upset and therefore ended up attacking in public. Generally the public believes that artists should watch how they behave in public because they are a public figure but pretending to be a certain way is phony he said. Why not express who we are and how we feel, instead of hiding in our emotions because artists generally live by the heart, they go through more emotions ups and downs; they experience happiness, sadness and so forth that often drive them to be creative in their music experience. Tran Nhat Phong ended up saying that although people see Thanh Ha’s actions as coarse, but to him it is a good thing and that there is no need to worry about public’s opinion.

Beside the opinions from the public audiences, some singers and musicians spoke out. But it seems that many singers taken the initiative to stay out of the story by not provide much or any comments to the story. Those who did do not provide any insight on whether they agree or disagree of Thanh Ha’s action or to which side they support. One person in particular is musician Luan Vu who spoke against the singer. He felt that because of Thanh Ha’s public dispute she bought a bad name to all singers and musicians. It is already sad enough that they are given the title “xướng ca vô loài.” (This title originates from the old days and generally given to singers and musicians. The occupation at the time was looked down upon and was not an occupation to be proud of. From what I understand, the phrase means something like originates from no kind, gender, or species, not relating to human. People take singers to not be of the same kind with human like what they do or sing if not part of the human kind. Please correct me if I’m wrong). Also the musician went to discharge any rumors of a relationship between the singer and him saying they are mutual friends from the biz.

My Thoughts:
I hate to come into a conclusion about something that I do not fully know about it. Generally stories like this, we do not get to hear the real story but stories that are fabricated by the media. However, judging from what I read it is a bit of a rush of the singer to assault Lieu, however I also believe that there is a reason to everything and that we cannot simply blamed the singer without knowing the full story. From what Co Lieu said about her calling the singer out for sleeping with many men, I felt that that was unnecessarily and seems fishy. If indeed that did happened I could see a reason why Thanh Ha felt the need to attack. Anyone would probably react to that. The public felt that it is wrong of any singers to do such a thing but yet they do not judge upon themselves and what they have done. Not judging anyone else, but simply the Vietnamese community in California. We all know that there tons of disputes happening between people that started from money, affairs with one’s lovers, or just the he said she said thing. The story of Thanh Ha is nothing compared and is only a small part, but it is blown up big simply because it involved a famous singer and people had taken the opportunity to create stories for their newspapers, magazines, and a “hot” topic to discuss for fun. And others will probably take this chance to profit them in other ways.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Save your time for other topics!

Anonymous said...

It is true that Thanh Ha went to the store and took some cds. And co Lieu please do not press charge to TH because I don't think TH doesn't have any kind of BIG money if she just like any other viet singer in the US. By the way Tran Nhat Phong know nothing but kissing singer ass. They are just singers NP . Stop being so low NP be a real working hard man ok

Anonymous said...

Thanh Ha said kiss her ass cause she don't give a rat's @ss.

Anonymous said...

assault is assault. it should be brought to justice.

I have heard many bad things about her from seducing an old doctor into breaking his marriage and then she wanted os much money that he came back to his wife, and a few others.. making the foul language and assault seems very possible. As for her being a straight person... that's a laugh.

Anonymous said...

...i don't why anyone is surprised... thanh ha whom i like at the beginning of her career... went sour one night at Lido club (san jose, ca)... i saw her seating alone when the two men with her stood up and headed for the gent's... i don't normally aprroach singer but... this is i believe between 96-98... when i made some friends in kansas who claimed they met the beautiful singer when they were refugees in the philipines... so i got to know some juicy stories about thanh ha... i thought she'd be so laid back... but that nite when i went up to her to say hi... first... i knew she was on some ride... her eyes half closed... second she actually shifted away when i was still there... so my encounter was about less a minute total... that's when my view of her went 180... the stories i heard about were amusing turned digustingly bad taste... she's rude due to her up bringing... which was none... why do u think she disappeared... noone i know has anything nice to say about her... and i know many people in the viet show biz... u can take the girl out of the hood but u can't take the hood out of the girl... that's all...

Anonymous said...

To the column writer,
After reading some of your gossip columns, I discovered many missed grammars. I suggest you thoroughly edit your writing before you post them.

Anonymous said...

Woman! There are so many grammatically incorrect statements in your article that you really should not write at all!!! Please go back to school and learn how to write correctly before you decide to trash talk people on the net! Much love, your elder...the Bitch!!

Anonymous said...

This website and its administrators are all down low pathetic cunts. I just hate it when someones becomes or has been famous then these random ignorant people think its right to gossip about someone life. It's not fair or is it that most vietnamese people are just nosey son of bitches, I know you fuckers never grew up in the american life style but jesus christ have some manners and keep it towards yourself. Why is that when women sleep around, they get disrespect and not men who slept around with many women. You people are just pathetic, you should be a shame of yourself... In the 80's theres something called "sexual revolution" As an actor/model I feel free to sleep with anyone I well pleased or is it fame and money that gets people to gossip. It's a shame how much ridiculous people lives in our society. Don't judge someone that you met for only a few mins you loser. "Thanh ha" is very beautiful by the way and thanh ha I hope you enjoy that Godiva hot chocolate mix I gave you at the D&G store lol.. xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

you're obsessed, and she's had way way way too much plastic surgery.

Anonymous said...

There are two sides to every story, and in this case, we have a witness, so that makes two accounts for one (Thanh Ha). Who do you believe? I don't know nor care who start what, but Thanh Ha is wrong to slap Co Lieu, for using foul language, for taking CDs without paying (per eye witness. An assault is an assault, provoked or not. If it was me, i will sue Thanh Ha ... it sends a message that just because you are well-known, famous, popular, well-loved (not sure if this is true) do not mean you are above the law, you don't make the law and other than your social status, you're still a citizen who subjects to laws and regulations all of us abide.
As for Tran Nhat Phong, he's obviously trying to kiss Thanh Ha's butt ... i don't buy the crab he wrote for a second.

As for a bunch of anonymous posters (who obviously kissing Thanh Ha's butt) by attacking blogger for his/her own writing. He or she is merely capturing, or if you will summing up what he/she knows, where's the crime? This is a blog, not English 101 ... DOH! What da con heo is "missed grammars"? lol

Anonymous said...

*crab = crap (i just didn't want to use such word, but had to clarify just in case some oxymoron decides i can't spell lol

As for the rest, yes, i am aware of grammatical errors, and missed grammar used lol ...

Anonymous said...

TH is a not very nice person. But she is a legitimate singer. I recently saw her at a concert and her voice sounded exactly as it does on DVDs. And, she didn't lip sync, because of the nature of live shows, she stopped here and there during the song and asked the audiences join in, then she belt it out and her voice is amazing.

Anonymous said...

I love Thanh Ha! Btw all women on this earth is a b at time. And it was her cds that she took back.