Friendships are difficult to keep in the entertainment industry. However, Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛), Dee Hsu (徐熙娣), Mavis Fan (范曉萱), and Aya Liu (柳翰雅) have maintained their friendship for more than 20 years. The four friends are currently taking part in the Chinese reality television show, Friends on the Go <我們是真正的朋友>. In the most recent episode, the women chatted about life and children. Other than Mavis, who is still single, the other three are already married and have children.
On the topic of children, Dee lamented about having to take care of a slew of things for her children after returning home from work. Barbie shared the same sentiments as Dee and teased that Mavis shouldn’t have children. However, Aya sang a different tune and expressed that having children is quite nice.
Barbie retorted, “Why must people have children of their own? If you want to take care of a child, you can take care of unwanted children who have been given up on. You can adopt. There’s no need to abide by whatever nonsensical reasons like ‘passing on the last name’ or ‘have children so they can take care of you in old age’ to have children. If people have this mindset, then they really shouldn’t have children.”
Barbie’s sermon brought about opposing reactions from netizens. Some netizens praised Barbie for her forward thinking, writing, “I quite agree with what Barbie said. If there is no love, then even if you birth the child, the child will not grow up in a decent environment. Children need love in order to grow up happily and healthily. People shouldn’t hastily have kids for some irresponsible reason.”
On the other hand, some netizens were quick to admonish Barbie for being a hypocrite, “She has two kids of her own. Yet, she goes and tells others not to have children. She is saying one thing, but doing another.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.