The controversy surrounding pro-democracy singer Denise Ho Wan-see and the French cosmetic brand Lancôme may have a new twist as the company’s Hong Kong chief is set to retire soon.
Lancôme cancelled a concert with Ho after the state-backed Global Times linked Ho with Hong Kong and Tibetan independence movements – topics she has rarely spoken on. Ho had said that the only reply from the company to her was that she will receive compensation for the cancelled event.
Staff members of the brand’s parent group L’Oréal received an internal email at the end of last month saying that its president and director general for Hong Kong, Stephen Mosely, will be retiring at the end of June, reported Apple Daily. Ming Pao also reported Mosely’s imminent departure last Saturday, citing sources.
Mosely was to be replaced by Eva Yu, Managing Director of L’Oréal Luxe Travel Retail Asia Pacific, according to the internal email.