The spate of Faye Wong (王菲) sightings the last few weeks has prompted a tsunami of speculation about a possible return to her career, with the issue being not if but when. In the midst of all this talk, some enterprising fans started a blog (博客) called, aptly, Faye Wong Blog, and posted a message that purportedly came from Faye. The tenor of the message was that Faye has taken time off to rest, implying that a return is not out of the question.
However, reporters who claim to have interviewed Ma Jia (马葭), LYP’s manager and Faye’s frequent companion on her outings, and Katie Chen (Chen Jiaying, 陈家瑛), Faye’s manager, say that the blog is a fake and in no way connected to or authorized by Faye. Most fans who visited the site weren’t fooled and immediately saw through the hoax.
Most disheartening for fans, however, if indeed the reports are true, is the statement from the managers that Faye has never said that “rest” has been the reason for her hiatus from entertainment. This clarification is apparently meant to quell rumors that a return is imminent.
The managers are asking fans to end their speculation since it places a tremendous amount of pressure on Faye.