ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperChina / SocietyHot IssuesGovernmentSocietyInnovationEducationCover StoryPeoplePhotosNetizens rip singer over baby photosBy HE DAN (China Daily) Updated:2015-09-07 07:32Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallTaiwan singer Christine Fan poses with her baby twins. [Photo/21cn.com]A pop star apologized and deleted an online post showing her baby twins crawling that she sent on Thursday, trying to end a verbal assault by some netizens who said it was inappropriate to show scenes from her personal life on a day marking victory in the Chinese Peoples War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-45).
The debate－centered on the question of whether celebrities are indifferent to important national events－went on during the weekend. Seemingly more people said netizens should respect others freedom to express themselves online.
It all started when Christine Fan, a singer from Taiwan, tweeted a photo of her twins crawling on all-fours on a baby play mat.
Criticism flooded in minutes after she sent it. Some netizens questioned why she was flaunting family life while turning a deaf ear to the nationwide excitement over the victory parade.
Fan, 39, often posts family snapshots on Sina Weibo, where she has more than 47.7 million followers.
Fan tweeted on Friday night that she was sorry the photo had made so many people unhappy.
That statement, and the original post that triggered the controversy, were both deleted later.
“I feel there is no need for Fan Weiqi to apologize, as its her freedom to share photos of her children online whenever she wants,” said Xia Yuting, 31, an executive at a State-run company in Beijing, who also has a baby.
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