Live a re­spon­si­ble life

China Daily (Canada) - - COMMENT -

The ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fair be­tween the ac­tor Wen Zhang and the ac­tress Yao Di has stirred up heated pub­lic on­line dis­cus­sion about mar­i­tal loy­alty, and the pub­lic revelry sparked by the scan­dal still goes on. The seem­ingly bor­ing gos­sip news has ac­tu­ally of­fered cer­tain in­spi­ra­tion to or­di­nary people’s life, says an ar­ti­cle in Zhengzhou Evening News. Ex­cerpts:

How to man­age mar­riage is a ques­tion that ev­ery mar­ried cou­ple needs to deal with. A look at the on­line com­ments and crit­i­cism ofWen Zhang should help us re­al­ize the main­stream val­ues in our so­ci­ety and come up with our own un­der­stand­ing of mar­riage.

In this re­gard, celebrity gos­sip has played an in­struc­tive func­tion. The scan­dal is just like a TV drama, fea­tur­ing the clichéd plot of a hus­band cheat­ing on his wife, but in this case it is even more eye-catch­ing as the hero and hero­ine are a real-life ac­tor and ac­tress, whoal­ways play out this story on the screen. The celebri­ties have their own de­sires, hu­man weak­ness and roles to play in their pri­vate lives; but at the same time, as pub­lic fig­ures, it is in­evitable that their lives are caught in the me­dia lens and brought un­der pub­lic scru­tiny.

The pa­parazzi in thisway­have­some­how­be­come the “bridge” be­tween the celebri­ties and the pub­lic. The re­ports of the seem­ingly im­moral be­hav­ior are in fact re­ports based on facts and meet so­ci­ety’s pruri­ent de­sires. Such gos­sip seems to in­volve the is­sue of pro­fes­sional ethics, but as long as en­ter­tain­ers in the show­biz do their own duty and be­have them­selves, their names will not ap­pear in the head­lines of re­ports about scan­dals.

Ev­ery­one is the leading a role in life and people play dif­fer­ent roles in their pub­lic and pri­vate lives. Hence, it is a ques­tion that de­serves ev­ery­one to think about how to live a re­spon­si­ble and hon­est life and give no op­por­tu­nity to oth­ers to rake your past up and make judg­ments.

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