Taiwanese singer outraged by China changing song lyrics
By Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
July 5th, 2022
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese singer Cheng Chih-hua (鄭智化) on Sunday (July 3) said he was outraged that the lyrics to his song have been modified for a Chinese TV show.
On his Weibo account, Cheng wrote that he was “shocked, outraged, and regretful” that some of the lyrics to his song “Star Lighting” had been changed. Cheng’s post was in response to the modification of the song’s lyrics for a recent group performance on Hunan Television.
The group rendition of “Star Lighting” was led by Taiwanese singer Cyndi Wang (王心凌) and included Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍) and Gillian Chung (鍾欣潼) from the Cantopop group Twins, among other artists. In the show, the lyrics, “The sky is now dirty, and the stars in the civilized sky can no longer be seen,” were changed to, “The sky is now clear, and the stars in the civilized sky can always be seen,” reported SET News.