The award-winning actor went on a shocking homophobic rant following his latest win.
Lee Tien-chu celebrated winning a prestigious acting award in a peculiar fashion over the weekend – by claiming homosexuality is a “curse” that will “end humanity”.
The Taiwanese actor made the comments after receiving an a Golden Bell Awards – similar to the BAFTA and Emmy awards.
Tien-chu picked up the ‘Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film Award’, but it was his post-ceremony rant that made headlines.
Asked why he had rejected work in the past by reporters backstage, the actor claimed it was because he refused to “support homosexuality”.
“I’ll be open about it,” he said. “I will not support homosexuality because it’s going to lead to the end of humanity.”
The staunch Christian also believes the Second Coming is imminent, because society is “all messed up”, according to Shanghaiist.
Bizarrely, Tien-chu later claimed that he does “not hate gay people, I love them, I have compassion for them,” despite adding that he believes homosexuality is “wrong”.
“This is why I’ve said no to so many gay productions that approached me for acting,” he added.
“I will not betray my faith just for a bit of money. Homosexuality is a huge curse to the future generation.”
Earlier this year, the Taiwanese made a bold step today by electing Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party as President.
The new leader is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and same-sex marriage – with two thirds of Taiwanese people agreeing with her.
Watch Tien-chu’s rant below: