Xiang Yun and Edmund Chen's son Yixi makes police report over deleted Instagram accounts. Were nude drawings the cause?
When it happened again on Monday (Apr 20), local actor Edmund Chen decided that enough was enough.
His son, Yixi's, Instagram account had been mysteriously deleted again for the fourth time.
The pair went to Marine Parade Neighbourhood Police Centre and lodged a police report on Wednesday (April 22).
A police spokesman told The New Paper: "We confirm that a report has been lodged. Investigations are on-going."
The first two times Yixi's account vanished from Instagram was last year and it happened a third time earlier this year as well.
Chen told TNP: "You know, social media was not so important to us (my generation) during our time.
"But to the younger generation these days, it's an important platform for them to express themselves.
"Yixi had uploaded many of his artworks to have them be deleted time and time again, this is so unethical of the person behind it.
"I was the one who encouraged him to make the police report."
He added: "The police were very helpful, they made some calls and are conducting an investigation.
"I will leave this matter in their hands."
Yixi had appealed publicly on his current Instagram account for people to stop deleting it.
Every time his account disappears, his followers who have to re-follow him and also ask him where all his previously uploaded artwork went.
Yixi, who has yet to contact Instagram, would then reply to those followers that he would upload them again.
He said that he would also set up a new account, using the same email address and the same password.
This time round, he is finally using different log-in details.
Chen, 54, believes it may have been a hacker at work.
Yixi, 24, a Nanyang Technological University arts undergraduate, suspects that it may have been because some of his artwork that he posted was offensive to some people, even though he hasn't received such comments on his posts.
Did these people hit the "report inappropriate" button on his account?
The budding artist, who graduates next year, had uploaded some nude sketches before such as this one below.
This is Instagram's official community guidelines below:
Post photos and videos that are appropriate for a diverse audience. We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram.
This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed.
Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too.
(L-R) Yixi, Xiang Yun and Yixin at the Star Awards Show 1 on Sunday. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ XIANG YUN
The only pattern Yixi has discovered is that his account always gets deleted after his mum reposts his artwork on her own Instagram account.
He told TNP: "Whenever my mum (local actress Xiang Yun) does a regram of my artwork, the surge in my followers goes up by around 100 or 200.
"Then my account will get deleted around 1am the next morning. It always happens in the same way.
"The first time I was so upset. Please don't let it happen again."
"The highest number of followers I had was around 800. I now have 787 since I opened my Instagram account for the fifth time three days ago."
Check out some of Yixi's other artwork that his parents are proud of.