Earlier this year, Chinese singer Zhang Bichen (张碧晨) shocked the entertainment industry when she announced she had a child with Hua Chenyu (华晨宇). Although many had suspected the duo were dating, no one guessed that they had a child out of wedlock.
It has been eight months since their announcement. The last report was that the couple would raise the child together but not marry. However, it seems there are still netizens who haven’t gotten over Zhang’s announcement.
Zhang celebrated her birthday a few days ago on 10th September. She posted a simple photo on Weibo of her making a wish over a heart shaped cake. She even wore a cute crown depicting her as the birthday girl. The caption read: “I’m one year older. I wish you all the best and I wish all the teachers a happy holiday.”
She received many well-wishes from netizens however, her post also became the target for unhappy netizens. Several of them took the opportunity to bring up her January bombshell again. “I hope you won’t get involved in (sex) in the future,” one comment stated snidely.
Another called her a “problem artist” while others took the moral highroad and reminded her that having a child out of wedlock “is not good“. There were also comments that took potshots at her for having a child but not having any intention of marrying. “Thirty is not the age to pretend,” one comment read.
Fans were quick to retaliate on Zhang’s part, although some of it is questionable. One person highlighted that Hua was also a “problem artist” since he had been involved. “(These) two are about the same,” they said. Another commented: “One is willing to fight, the other is willing to suffer, can’t blame anyone.” Others scolded the netizens for barraging her birthday post.
Netizens also pointed out there was a baby gate behind her in the photo. Some speculated it may be for her child as baby gates are commonly used to prevent children from wandering into dangerous areas. Others suggested she might have a cat.
Zhang has not commented on the issue, however, it doesn’t seem like the artist is affected by the argument that took place in her comments. Hua too has made no response about his girlfriend’s birthday post.
Although netizens were viscous, we hope Zhang had a good birthday!