A video has emerged of Leung Chai-yan, troubled daughter of the Hong Kong Chief Executive, slapping her mother twice and telling a crowd gathered at the scene that she was not her biological mother.
According to SCMP, the incident took place at around 3 a.m. in the Hong Kong party district of Lan Kwai Fong as the 24-year-old clad in ghostly Halloween attire made her way from what looks to have been a wild evening to a waiting taxi.
As her mother, Regina Tong Ching-yee appeared to be helping her into the car, Leung lashed out and slapped her in the face. Tong recoils in shock from the incident, only to be struck again while trying to calm her daughter down.
In front of the crowd which had gathered at the scene, Leung was also recorded saying, “You know this mom is not my actual biological mother.” She then left the scene without her mother in the company of a male friend.
It’s not clear what happened to trigger the outburst, especially given that a photo from the beginning of the evening appears to show them together as one happy family. In one Instagram post, Leung says her mom’s dress was her idea and even jokingly tells her to “leave her face as it is”.
The incident was too much for some in Hong Kong, who flocked to her Instagram account to deride her lack of filial piety. Her Facebook account has also been flooded with messages, some of which offer support while others demand to know who her real biological mother is.
Watch the video here:
This public outburst is not the first time that Leung Chai-yan has put her family under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Earlier in March of this year she claimed in a series of Facebook posts that her mother had physically assaulted her and that she was “leaving home forever” and “never coming back.”
This prompted her father, Leung Chun-ying to call a press conference where he disclosed that his daughter had been dealing with health and emotional issues for the past few years and asked that the media leave her alone.
Prior to this, Leung Chai-yan drew the ire of many in Hong Kong after bragging online that taxpayers in the former British colony were to thank for paying for all her “beautiful shoes and dresses.”