Hong Kong Leader's Kid Brags About Diamonds
22-year-old taunts taxpayers, says they're funding her beautiful wardrobe
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2014 6:34 AM CDT
Student protesters form a human chain in front of the government complex where Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung's office is located on Oct. 3, 2014.   (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

(Newser) – Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung, facing heavy criticism from pro-democracy protestors who are threatening to storm government buildings, now has another fire to put out. His 22-year-old daughter appears to have posted some incendiary comments on Facebook in which she taunts "all you HK taxpayers" for funding her "beautiful shoes, dresses, and clutches!! Thank you so much!!!!" It all started when Chai Yan Leung apparently took offense to some calling her diamond necklace a dog collar, to which the London School of Economics law student replied that it was bought on "silly" taxpayer's money, reports the Times of India.

She went on to add insult to injury: "Actually maybe I shouldn't say 'all you'—since most of you here are probably unemployed hence have all this time obsessed with bombarding me with messages." Business Insider points out that while Chai Yan's apparent Facebook page is now down, evidence of her high-fashion lifestyle persists online. Her Instagram account catalogs "bespoke" bags, as well as designer shoes that serve as room decor. Her Facebook account has been the scene of several other scandalous posts: In June, Chai Yan posted a photo of herself with a slashed wrist in a bathtub, asking if she'll bleed to death. Another post included the words: "I love blood," reports the South China Morning Post. (Leung, meanwhile, says he will meet with the protestors but not resign.)