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Singer Alan Tam closes Instagram, Facebook accounts after negative comments

The veteran Hong Kong singer has only kept his Weibo account active, where he has 4.75 million followers.

Singer Alan Tam closes Instagram, Facebook accounts after negative comments

Alan Tam, seen here during a 2005 concert, has closed his Instagram and Facebook accounts. (Photo: STR/AFP)

Alan Tam has closed his Instagram and Facebook accounts after dealing with cyberbullies and trolls.

This just leaves him with his Weibo account, according to Hong Kong's Ming Pao. He has 4.75 million followers on Weibo.

The 69-year-old singer has been on the receiving end of negative comments on Instagram and Facebook because of his support for the Hong Kong police and government and the way they have handled protests in the city. 

He attended a rally in support of Hong Kong police in July last year, along with fellow singer, Kenny Bee, which led to fans going on Tam's social media pages to say they are going to boycott his music.

He was also criticised for attending a banquet in February this year with other popular celebrities like Jackie Chan and Eric Tsang because of the appearance of retired superintendent Frankly Chu, who was jailed for hitting a bystander with a baton during Hong Kong's Occupy Central protests in 2014. Netizens also took issue with the group for not wearing masks.

Source: CNA/sr

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