On Wednesday, bad boy Hong Kong actor Edison Chen unleashed a text tirade against Taiwanese actress and model Lin Chi-ling. Though there is an overabundance of speculation out there, no one knows for sure what the beef is about.
Chen’s hate post on Weibo attacked Lin’s look, odor and professional abilities, using some very obscene language. He soon deleted the post and wrote in subsequent posts: “Why did I insult her? She knows. I warned her… In the end all truths reveal themselves.”
Here’s that first post:
Lin Chi-ling responded via her manager, saying that she doesn’t really know Chen and doesn’t know why he’s attacking her. She claims that she has not worked with him or even seen him recently. She also posted an optimistic paragraph on Weibo, which read in part: “Not fighting is mercy, not arguing is wisdom, […] forgiveness is freeing oneself.” The words bear some similarity to Buddhist writings.
However, the truth that Chen promised has not yet revealed itself. Guess it’s not the end yet? Though Chen had a press conference scheduled for today, he wrote on Weibo that it’s not to discuss this incident. Hong Kong’s tabloid newspaper Apple Daily published as many as nine possibilities for what this could all be about.
The Strait Times speculates that the whole thing started because of Chen’s alleged current girlfriend, married Chinese model Shu Pei Qin:
Weibo chatter had it that Lin was on a variety show with Qin’s friend, Chinese Victoria’s Secret model Sui He, and that the two women did not like each other. Lin was also said to have badmouthed Qin in a circle of friends on WeChat.
Of course, take what you read with a huge grain of salt.
Like many popular Chinese actresses, rumors of high-class prostitution have followed Lin Chi-ling throughout her career. Last year, she denied any involvement in an exclusive international prostitution ring that was under investigation by Taiwanase and American authorities. Of course, Edison Chen is no stranger to sex scandals himself, back in 2008 he was involved in an infamous sex photo scandal that consumed the Chinese internet. Chen also recently made some rather ominous posts on Instagram