Raymond Lam (林峯) and his wife Carina Zhang (張馨月) participate in Chinese reality show, Viva La Romance 5 (妻子的浪漫旅行5). In the latest episode, he disclosed his old love was a very possessive person and monitored his movements. As a result, Raymond suffered from a serious inferiority complex. He added his ex-girlfriend forced him to do stuff and realised it was an unhealthy relationship gradually. In the program, Raymond praised Carina was a gentle and easy-going person. As Carina confessed she suffered from tremendous pressure after tying the knot with Raymond and kept repeating in the show, many netizens showed sympathy initially and criticised her as a hypocritical person after that.
When the host Li Ai (李艾) mentioned that some women hated their husbands’ ex-girlfriends, Raymond replied Carina felt grateful to her as she was considered special to him: “Because all those experiences cause us to end up together. It even become my life and love perspectives.”
Subsequently, the netizens suspected Raymond was referring to Karena Ng (吳千語) and his actions were slammed by them despite without disclosing her identity: “It is despicable when a man criticises his old love in the public. He is not a gentleman but a jerk.”
As Carina kept mentioning that it was hard for her to accept all criticisms about Raymond from the first to fifth episode, other participants begun to ponder if she was a low self-esteem person and his opinions were very important to her. Carina admitted she was worried about troubling her husband and said: “I can accept if I am alone. Raymond is a good man and scolded because of me. I hope he will have more fans as he is an outstanding man in all aspects.” She added she rejected it when he offered to help her and Qin Hailu (秦海璐) said to Carina directly, when everyone was consoling her: “Then you should stop crying and saying about it since you reject his help. What are you trying to do now? Can’t it be more simple?”
Apparently, Hailu’s words make sense and Carina is indeed teary in every episode. Initially, she gains sympathy from the netizens and becomes annoying when similar situations happen over and over again.