Edison Chen blows up at reporters, but Internet is siding with him this time

PHOTO: Facebook/am730

He is known as Hong Kong entertainment's bad boy after a high profile 2008 sex photos scandal and brushes with the media, but this time round, the Internet is on his side.

Singer-actor Edison Chen was recently caught on video intimidating a female reporter at Hong Kong airport, and many people are saying she deserved it.

In the four-minute video from news site am730, Edison is seeminglyharassing the young woman, taking photos and videos of the photographers and even questioning her on whether she "had a brain".

Although it was not captured in the video, the actor was said to have howled at reporters when asked about rumours of his girlfriend Chinese model Qin Shupei's pregnancy.

According to a report from Apple Daily in January, Shu, 26, was said to have been seven months pregnant then.

Mingpao reported that the 36-year-old actor, who is currently focused on running his fashion brand CLOT, hurled vulgarities at reporters before leaving the airport with his manager.

By looking at the video, it did seem like the reporters had poked the bear.

Here are some excerpts from the am730 video that was posted on Facebook:

Reporter: Are you here for work or holiday?

Edison: I'm always holidaying.

Reporter: So will you be staying here for long?

Edison (starts to get annoyed): I don't wish to speak to you, I don't want to scold you, move aside, okay?

Reporter: Can I ask one more question?

Edison (approaches reporter and wags finger at her): You're asking again? I promise you... I promise you! I've given you a chance.

A few minutes later, Edison, who obviously was still angry, takes out his phone and tries to take photos of the reporter.

Edison: Take pictures, come. Take pictures. I can't take pictures of you, is that right?

(Reporter shields her face)

Edison: You want to shield your face, then don't come out and work. Right, people? I'm human, she's human. You're a reporter? Did you even go to university?

Reporter: Yes, sorry.

Edison: Very good. *claps*

【……...】有人話男人做了爸爸後,自然會修心養性,不過剛傳出於國產模特兒秦舒培生下BB的陳冠希(Edison),似乎並不合適。Edison返港於機場閘口出現,記者善意訪問時,不知為何,Edison突然情緒失控,不斷辱罵態度良好的女記者,又...

Posted by am730 on Wednesday, 3 May 2017

The exchange continues all the way until he steps out of the airport and into the carpark.

Reporters continued to film him until he finally lost it and yelled at them: "Was I not polite when I exited just now? You only show the bad side. Did I not tell you to stop asking questions?"

Before the video ends, an exasperated Edison even invited reporters to follow him into his car to go on a ride together.

Netizens, who left comments on the post, empathised with the actor and even questioned whether it was necessary for reporters to be hounding him that way.

Perhaps it's time to give the poor fella some space, yes?

Edison Chen spotted kissing, leaving hotel with Chinese model

  • Bad boy Edison Chen's love life is in the news again.
  • The tabloids are certain that he is dating 25-year-old Chinese supermodel Qin Shupei, as the two were seen kissing and behaving intimately in public.
  • The 35-year-old also reportedly said via his agency: "I am very happy right now. Thank you for your concern."
  • Qin, who in 2012 married Leigh Gow, general manager of Huayi Brothers Fashion Group, was also spotted leaving a boutique hotel in Hong Kong with Chen on Tuesday (May 31).
  • Qin, who in 2012 married Leigh Gow, general manager of Huayi Brothers Fashion Group, was also spotted leaving a boutique hotel in Hong Kong with Chen on Tuesday (May 31).
  • Qin, a 177cm-tall model, was previously linked to Edison when tabloids published a a photo of her sitting on his lap last year.
  • Video footage shows that when paparazzi approached the couple, Chen became a little upset and photos showed he even gave photographers the finger.
  • One video published by Apple Daily shows Chen bumping into the camera, after the cameraman asked Qin if she was still married.
  • When another man told him not to get violent, Chen denied doing so and said that the cameraman had walked into him.
  • Later, when the cameraman tapped Chen on the back and said "congratulations", Chen appeared to get angry and asked why he had touched him.
  • He then turned to face the cameraman and pushed him three times while saying "congratulations" in return.
  • After photos of the couple kissing were splashed across the tabloids, Gow said on his social media account that he was having a hard time dealing with queries from the media and those around him.
  • But when the photos of Chen and Qin were released, he said he thought to himself: "Why should I stay silent?", adding that he didn't think he could respect "those who don't deserve respect".
  • Video footage shows that when paparazzi approached the couple, Chen became a little upset and photos showed he even gave photographers the finger.
  • He ended his post by asking: "When did having affair become an open fashion? P.S Do I need to give my blessings even before the divorce proceedings?"
  • On Tuesday, Qin responded to Gow's allegations on her Weibo page, clarifying that she had earlier signed divorce papers prepared by Gow's lawyers.
  • Leigh Gow.
  • A few hours later, she posted another update with photos of another woman posing with various clothes and accessories.
  • Qin is one of China's top supermodels and is also reportedly one of the country's highest paid models.
  • "Before you issue a clarification, please tell your girlfriend to delete all the Weibo photos of her wearing my clothes and bags, no wonder you have refused to return my things to me," she wrote.
  • According to Women of China, she was schooled in New York before she was discovered and has graced the catwalk for brands like Chanel and Dior, and was also a Victoria's Secret angel in 2012.

klim@sph.com.sg

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