Chinese media and WeChat moments are flooded with comments about Zhang Ziyi’s recent exit from Beijing with her baby daughter, nicknamed Xing Xing.
According to Chinese sources, she posted on her Weibo account saying, in the event of such weather, the indoor purifiers can purify the air, but only masks can be worn outside. Her concern was for the young age of her daughter whose respiratory track is still in development.
Some Chinese netizens called her brave for the choice she made to publicly, while others have criticized her for her choices.
“More appropriately, this should be called the ability to walk away,” said netizen Ohyanyan.
“China’s celebrities have no conscience. The rich jointly promote social progress in taking from the community but not giving back,” said user
One netizen, zhangliben, snarkily reminded that the rich are part of the problem, “After going out, do not drive a luxury car, and prefer public transport. Love the environment.”
Zhang Ziyi is one of the most well known Chinese actresses in the west, and is much loved by her fans, but hasn’t been immune to public criticism. Earlier this year, an ex-girlfriend of her current beau accused her of being fake for posting photos of her and her beau hanging out with his daughter with the ex.
In speculation, the writer believes perhaps Zhang’s flight out of Beijing is receiving such a backlash because everyone is suffering but most feel powerless to change the consequences. As one user said, “Of course a movie star can do this. She’s loaded. If the rest of us did this, we’d be fired.”
Photos: screenshot and Zhang Ziyi Official Weibo Account