Zhang Ziyi is not holding back anymore. The 40-year-old wrote a post on Weibo where she shared that her baby boy had just turned a month old, before proceeding to reveal her thoughts on the recent Wuhan virus outbreak.
Her post started off innocently enough, with the mother-of-two writing, “My son’s a month old! Right now, he’s in my arms, sound asleep. The tiny baby is completely unaware of how much everyone in China has suffered in the first month of 2020”.
It's said that Ziyi and her Chinese rocker husband, Wang Feng, have stayed on in the States to recuperate after welcoming their baby boy in California on New Year’s Day. Turned out, it was a great decision for them to not return to China, what with the Wuhan virus outbreak.
“The joy of Chinese New Year, and the excitement of a reunion between thousands of families have all been swept away by this epidemic that appeared all of a sudden. At the same time, what worries me most is the safety and health of so many people,” wrote the outspoken star.
She then went on to describe the virus as “a natural disaster that could have been avoided”, adding: “Now that things have come to a head, is everyone now aware of the origins of this [virus]? Will we start to take precautions, to learn from this, and continue taking these precautions in the future?”
The actress had read the reports claiming that the roots of the virus had been traced to a market in Wuhan selling exotic game meat in unhygienic conditions, and Ziyi went on to chastise those responsible for spreading the virus to humans.
“One day, I’ll tell my kids that the strength and intelligence of humanity is boundless. We are able to defeat epidemics soon after they materialise. At the same time, I will also let them understand, that while we humans are able to cure so many diseases, there is simply no cure for stupidity. I hope that in the future, my kids will not have to experience the sorrow we went through. Let’s all believe that tomorrow will be better,” she wrote.