Footage of angry motorist confronts actor Joshua Tan over parking dispute in Sydney sparks outrage


Footage has emerged of an angry motorist hurling a tirade of expletive-filled abuse at a well-known Australian-Singaporean actor in a shocking road rage incident.

Ah Boys To Men star Joshua Tan, 31, has been inundated with public support since sharing footage of the fiery altercation in Sydney on Monday. 

Tan’s horrified fiancée Tay Zoen filmed the confronting scenes from the safety of their car, telling TikTok followers the argument was sparked by a parking dispute.

‘Shut your  f***** mouth,’ the agitated motorist screams in Tan’s face.

Joshua Tan (pictured with his fiancée Tay Zoen) claims he was subjected to bullying during the shocking road rage incident

‘You f***ing heard me. Shut up! F***ing imbecile.’

Tan appears to look relatively calm as he tries to reason with the motorist.

‘This man started horning at us because we were trying to park and pulled over to scream at my boyfriend,’ Tan’s fiancée captioned the footage.

The older-looking motorist donning a pink hoodie starts walking away but returns to hurl more abuse at Tan.

‘No mate, what you were doing was blocking the lane and then you came down he and slowly pulled in. You went in really f***ing slow,’ he fumed.

‘You’re a f***ing idiot mate!’

Ms Zoen later wrote: ‘So this happened today. I was in the car and decided to film it because I was afraid that he might hit Josh. 

‘There were lots of bystanders that screamed at/scolded the man after the video ended, and came forward to ask if Josh was okay. [Not gonna lie,] being a Muay Thai champion, I’m surprised Josh remained so calm (haha). Jokes aside, a reminder to be a nice decent human being. It’s the least we can do these days.’

The agitated motorist (wearing pink) screamed in Joshua Tan's face as the actor tried to defuse the situation

The agitated motorist (wearing pink) screamed in Joshua Tan’s face as the actor tried to defuse the situation

While some of the motorist’s barrage of abuse is inaudible, Tan later claimed he was subjected to bullying. 

‘Some stranger came up and did this to me today, thank God @tayzoen was safe in the car,’ he posted on Instagram.

‘Bullying should not be tolerated.

‘It is possible to stay calm but also stand up to bullies, some resort to aggression and raised voices when confronted by firm restraint. 

‘However it is possible to stand up for yourself while at the same time, not resort to violence.’

Tan had a message for the motorist who confronted him.

‘I pray that God will help you in whatever situation you may be in, however this behavior is not acceptable and should not be tolerated by anyone,’ he said.

Tan’s post was flooded with overwhelming support online.

‘Please, treat others like how you want others to treat you,’ one person wrote.

Fellow actor Benjamin Kheng added: ‘Bruh the RESTRAINT! Well done my man!’ 

Joshua Tan (pictured) later described the motorist's conduct as unacceptable

Joshua Tan (pictured) later described the motorist’s conduct as unacceptable

Supporters praised Joshua Tan (right) on keeping his cool with the angry motorist (left)

Supporters praised Joshua Tan (right) on keeping his cool with the angry motorist (left)

Many commended Tan on keeping calm and how he handled himself to prevent the incident from escalating further.

‘Sorry this happened to you man. Honestly I cannot believe this… in the country, in this day and age. Kudos for keeping your cool – must not have been easy! Stay safe,’ Jade Seah commented.

Another presenter Nurul Aini added: ‘I am sure it took a lot for you to not beat him up when his face was SO CLOSE to yours, Josh. So proud of you for standing up for yourself and at the same time, restraining yourself from hurting him. Stay safe! 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Tan for further comment. 

Tan was born in Melbourne but raised in Singapore and is best known for his role as Ken Chow in the Singaporean comedy movie series Ah Boys To Men.

He most recently appeared in dialect drama series How Are You? 

Tan's horrified fiancée Tay Zoen (pictured left with the actor) filmed the confronting scenes from the safety of their car

Tan’s horrified fiancée Tay Zoen (pictured left with the actor) filmed the confronting scenes from the safety of their car

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