Reflections of April and December: Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung’s Passing (Excerpt 5)
Journalists were swarming waiting for those who had already paid respects. “Did you see her body?” “How do you feel?” “Do you love her?” “Why are you here?” “Did you see her last concert? What are your thoughts?” Pretty much putting the person they are interviewing under such pressure so they can provoke tears, which will make the best footage, a great shot and a better story.
I quickly grabbed my camera from my bag, brandishing as a shield. Journalists, photographers and camera people never take photos or fire questions to colleagues. Doesn’t matter what the actual ratio of participants to journalists are, we like to pretend the others are not there, no matter how much our presences adds to the atmosphere, we like to pretend we are invisible.