With tensions rising between the Japanese and Chinese over the rife of the "Diaoyu islands", a recent microblog post by Lee Hom has come under fire by Chinese netizens.
The singer recently uploaded photo of his newly-received made in Japan camera, and wrote: "The new model has arrived. I can improve on my photography skills now!"
Lee Hom's post garnered immediate flake from Chinese netizens. They wrote in reply: "You've gone beyond the boundaries, no excuses even if you're a superstar!" and said the singer-actor "deserves a scolding".
In support of Lee Hom, his fans stood up and claimed that the post made was in no way related to the government's row over Diaoyu islands.
Both sides hold varied views and Lee Hom's microblog post has since chalked up more than 20,000 comments.
In response to this misunderstanding, Lee Hom's company stated that they are cannot answer any questions on his behalf as they are unable to contact him.
Other artistes who have come under fire for visiting Japan or using made in Japan products include Tony Leung, Wu Chun and Vivian Hsu.