Arthur Chen Feiyu (陳飛宇), who was named in Forbes China’s “Under 30 Asia 2019,” is known for his roles in Lighter and Princess <打火機與公主裙> and the upcoming boys’ love drama Immortality <皓衣行>. With Arthur facing increasingly raucous rumors since his bed photos surfaced, his father film director Chen Kaige (陳凱歌) is allegedly furious.
During his teen years, Arthur had a strict upbringing and attended boarding school in Massachusetts in the United States and later studied at the Beijing Film Academy. Set on an entertainment career, Arthur made his debut in his father’s 2010 movie Sacrifice <趙氏孤兒>. After the photo scandal surfaced, Arthur allegedly knelt outside his father’s office door for an entire day asking for forgiveness.
The rising 22-year-old’s career may be prematurely stunted due to being embroiled in the scandal. Photos of Arthur in bed with his fan, a married influencer named Yi Lin (是亦琳呀) four years his senior, were leaked online. Dating in 2021, the pair claimed both were single at the time the photos were taken.
The statement failed to appease to public, who continued to bash the young actor for Arthur’s immoral acts. Online rumors linking Arthur to being the “male third party,” “having a permanent suite in a hotel,” “running a concubine search” and “abortion” quickly trended.
In response, Arthur’s management company issued a second statement and explicitly named 10 netizens for spreading false information. The agency demanded for public apologies and compensation for Arthur’s losses, reserving the rights to pursue legal action against them for defamation. The agency statement further urged the public to stop with online bullying. “To our Internet friends, please do not make light of your remarks and continue to spread gossip and lies online. Do not see how far you can go to push the boundaries of the law. Do not publish any comments or remarks that exceeds a public figure’s necessary tolerance and limits.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.