Edison Chen finally made his way to Hong Kong for a much anticipated press conference. There he confirmed the authenticity of the leaked sex photos and apologized for the media chaos it caused. In a surprising move, he also promised to quit the Hong Kong entertainment industry indefinitely. Note that he only specified Hong Kong.

“Most importantly, I would like to say sorry to all the people in Hong Kong. I give my apologies sincerely to you all, unreservedly and with my heart,” he said.

He added: “I know young people in Hong Kong look up to many figures in our society. And, in this regard, I failed as a role model.”

“During my time away, I’ve made an important decision. I will wholeheartedly fulfill all commitments that I have to date. But, after that, I’ve decided to step away from the Hong Kong entertainment industry. I’ve decided to do this to give myself an opportunity to heal myself and to search my soul,” he said.

“I will be away from Hong Kong entertainment indefinitely.”

I wish this would happen in America. Like, when Paris Hilton released her sex tape, she would be shamed into hiding, eventually make a big statement about quitting showbiz, everyone would cheer and life would be good. But, no. Blowing that dude only magnified her fame. This is why I suggest we ship Paris over to Hong Kong and not poke air holes through her box.

I like how in the video you can hear the sound of a million flashes go off. Not only did this happen, but the police also raided Edison Chen’s house and confiscated all his computer equipment.

Edison Chen to retire from business [Variety]
Edison Chen: I Took Photos, I’m Sorry, I Quit Showbiz [Batgwa]

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