Chinese Celebrities Criticized for Vacationing During COVID-19 Outbreak
Above: Kitty Zhang is criticized for “abandoning” China when the country is in need.
With over 3,000 deaths and over 65 countries around the world reporting over 90,000 cases of the infectious COVID-19 coronavirus, many people have been quietly staying indoors and avoiding public spaces. While China is suffering the most and having little success in controlling the virus outbreak, several local celebrities have been criticized for leaving the country and going on vacations during this critical time.
Chinese actor Lu Yi (陸毅) and wife Bao Lei (鮑蕾) were called out for flying the family to Japan for their vacation.
Known for her roles in CJ7 <長江7號> and The Mermaid <美人鱼>, Kitty Zhang (張雨綺) was also spotted having a blast in Japan with her boyfriend.
As well, other couples such as Yin Zheng (尹正) and Jiang Mengjie (蔣夢婕), and Jacky Heung (向佐) and Bea Hayden (郭碧婷) have all received quite a bit of backlash over the the timing of their vacation decisions.
Netizens expressed that while the country is suffering and going through such difficult times, Chinese citizens should not be watching from the sidelines and abandon everyone by leaving the country. One angry netizen in particular wrote, “If they’re not with us through the good and the bad, are these celebrities even worth chasing?”
Many netizens stated that it is highly inappropriate for celebrities to be having so much fun overseas, and said sarcastically that they should stay there and not come back to China at all.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.