After apologizing for his infidelities with Naked Marriage co-star Yao Di, actor Wen Zhang's Weibo account set a record for most comments in the history of Chinese social media. The post received over 2.5 million comments, and over 1 million re-postings.
A translation of Wen Zhang's weibo published in the New York Daily Post says: "I have brought this upon myself," and "a mistake is a mistake. This has nothing to do with anyone else. Today, I am willing to accept all the consequences," Wen continued. "I've let down Ma Yili and our children. My mistake does not deserve to be forgiven, and it will be difficult for me to make amends for all the harm I've caused. But I want to do it. I have to do it. This is what I'll do for the rest of my life."
Ma Yili, wife of Wen Zhang is currently pregnant with the couple's second child. She responded to the post saying: "Being in love is easy, being married is not. It is to be cherished." Ma Yili is eight years Zhang's senior and is also an actor having starred in films such as Cold War and Badges of Fury among others.
With nearly 10,000 divorces in China every day it may be that interest in Wen Zhang's adultering was purely a case of fans relating to his demise.
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