It has been nine months since news of Chinese actress Zheng Shuang (郑爽)’s surrogate scandal broke. Unfortunately, the actress has yet to fully recover from the damage wrought by it. In addition to her movies being removed, fans have sided with former lover Zhang Heng (張衡).
However, Zheng Shuang is now exposing her ex-husband’s true colours and claiming he is not as innocent as he seems. On 29th September, she hinted on Instagram that Zhang Heng cheated on her with another woman. Yesterday, she continued the barrage and did not hesitate to post a photo of Zhang Heng’s mistress!
If her exposé on 29th September shocked netizens, her posts from yesterday have convinced several of them that she’s lost it. The actress is taking no prisoners in her war with former lover Zhang Heng, and has now dragged his mistress into the mess. Initially, Zheng Shuang chose to keep his lover’s identity private by blurring her photo and only using outlines. However, when her demand for an apology went unnoticed, Zheng Shuang took things to the next level.
A post showing a woman with her legs spread was uploaded yesterday on Zheng Shuang’s supposed Instagram account. It was presumably taken by Zhang Heng mid-sex. “Please understand my behaviour, (lady), this is not because of how you behaved. If one of you fails to (take responsibility), you must bear all abuse and insults,” Zheng Shuang captioned. “If you were forced (to do this), you are welcome to defend your rights yourself.” The actress went on to claim that she could have released the photos at any time during the scandal’s fallout. “I believe this is only one-thousandth of the harm (inflicted),” she said.
Zheng Shuang shared that these incidents have been going on for two years now, calling it a nightmare which haunted her waking moments. “Watching me be attacked by the internet, don’t you feel guilty at all in your heart?” she asked. The actress admitted however that this was the cruelest way to deal with the problem, but she was apparently fed up with being hurt.
Although the post has since been removed, she breached the topic again in another post. This time, she hinted that the surrogate children were not actually hers. She alleged that everything had been arranged by Zhang Heng, and that she had kept quiet for the sake of the kids. “I am afraid that everything is just a tool used by the other person. I am afraid that (the children’s) birth is just the beginning of misfortune. I was afraid that what I brought to them was a threatened life,” she wrote.
The actress went on to explain that she hadn’t said anything after the scandal because she felt it wouldn’t do any good. “I should be punished if I did something wrong. Explaining one more (thing) is like excusing yourself for your actions,” Zheng Shuang said. The actress added she was neither crazy nor exaggerating the issue. The only reason why she decided to speak up about it now was because she was tired of being “emotionally blackmailed”.
Netizens are in two minds about the matter. While some feel that Zheng Shuang has been wronged, others think this does not excuse her past mistakes. Most agree that she is just having an online war with her ex-lover and prefer to watch but not be too involved.
The actress asked for another apology after her most recent attack. Although its been brutal, Zhang Heng has not responded. Who will make the next move? Will Zhang Heng continue with an attack of his own or end the war? Or will Zheng Shuang launch another accusation? It remains to be seen.