Edison Chen commanded his security officers to remove a reporter from his media conference in Shanghai on Friday, after the reporter’s question made him bristle, said Chinese media.
Chen’s former lover Cecilia Cheung, who is currently embroiled in a marital dispute with husband Nicholas Tse, was also in Shanghai for a fashion event on Friday.
When a reporter asked Chen if he plans to meet his old flame while she was in Shanghai, Chen became upset.
“Get out of the room!” Chen at the reporter, before motioning to a security officer to take him away.
Chen began to smile again after the reporter was escorted from the venue by a security officer and the media conference ended without further incident.
The ejected reporter, who only wished to be known as Luo, complained that Chen’s behavior was unacceptable.
“I feel celebrities can choose not to answer the questions posed to them, but he had no reason to throw me out. He was rude and had no respect for the media,” said Luo.
Chen appears to have taken a leaf out of Cheung’s book.
Cheung had confronted reporters who had been stalking her on two separate occasions in recent months.
When we interviewed Edison, he was calm, cool and very talkative. We had no problems with him at all.