Netizens Accused Ruby Lin And Wallace Huo Of Travelling Overseas During COVID-19 Outbreak (And Without Masks, Too)
Last week, Sonia Sui had some pretty strong words for those who insist on travelling during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, despite being advised to stay at home. This week, Chinese netizens accused another Taiwanese actress of going against health advisories and taking a family vacation during the coronavirus crisis.
On Monday (March 23), a Weibo user claimed to have recently spotted Ruby Lin and her husband, Taiwanese actor Wallace Huo, in Bali on holiday with their three-year-old daughter, and even shared a photo of the couple as “proof”.
According to the post, the netizen was prevented from taking a seat on the second floor of a famous restaurant, even though there was clearly a lot of available space. They then saw a tour guide leading a group of about 10 people upstairs. The netizen immediately recognised Ruby and Wallace, and noted that neither of them were wearing masks.
Other netizens quickly chimed in, slamming the couple for their actions and for failing to set a good example as public figures by leaving the country in the midst of a global pandemic.
As it turns out, it was all one big, fact-twisting witch hunt. Yesterday (March 24), Ruby took to her Weibo page to clear the air, and wrote: “That’s an old photo from last year. Are you bringing it up now to stir trouble…”
A scroll through Ruby’s Facebook page shows that the 44-year-old did indeed jet off for at least two beach holidays in early- to mid-2019 — way before COVID-19 had been discovered. It should also be noted that Ruby has always been vocal about taking the virus seriously, reminding her followers to be careful and to wash their hands.