Taiwanese TV show host Jacky Wu's son questioned by police for threatening to bomb Taipei City Hall

PHOTO: Facebook/LucyPIE

He has just stepped into showbiz and Jacky Wu's son is already making headlines in Taiwan.

But not for the right reasons.

19-year-old Rick Wu, who goes by the stage name LucyPIE, has been questioned by the police this week for posting a bomb threat on his private Instagram account.

In a recent Instagram story, he wrote: "If my girlfriend doesn't recover from her illness, I will make a bomb and blow up the Taipei city hall. I'll make everyone pay."

Photo: Instagram screengrab

It was an inside joke between him and his friends from military camp, he explained. Netizens, however, do not find the joke funny.

Photo: Facebook/LucyPIE

Instagram stories are automatically deleted 24 hours after they are posted, so it is unknown how many people have seen Wu's post, Taipei Times reported.

The teen made a public apology on Facebook on Sunday (Aug 19), saying that he didn't realise that someone would take a screenshot of the meme and leak it online.

On Monday (Aug 20), barely a month after he dropped his debut album Ambulance, Ricky announced that he would be leaving the entertainment industry.

In a press conference held on the same day, Jacky chided his son for his foolish behaviour and said: "He's old enough to take responsibility for his own actions."

minlee@sph.com.sg

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