It has been almost a month and a half since Huang Zitao’s (黄子韬) father, Huang Zhongdong (黄忠东), passed away. The two were really close with the elder Huang always showing support for his son. Huang Zitao stayed silent until a few days later, he mourned his father in an Instagram post and then a longer Weibo post. Since then, Huang Zitao has been going about his life as normal as he can. On October 24, he did a live stream just like he normally does and talked about his father for the first time since his passing.
Huang Zitao started off saying he would “work hard to continue living on and use this sadness and turn it into a form of motivation. Meet even more good people and welcome new lives.” He also mentioned that he felt there were a lot of people thinking, “Why am I live streaming or being happy when my father just passed away?”. Huang Zitao explained, “I will never show the weak side of me in front of the public. Even during my most painful and saddest moments, I still wouldn’t tell you guys I am very sad.”
Why? Huang Zitao explained, “Because of this identity of mine. I don’t want to transfer depressing energy. I want to tell you guys how to face this. When something like this happens to you guys, can you guys be like me and transform this sadness into motivation? This is what I want to transfer. Since I am an artist, I want to use my aura to influence even more people. I want to make you guys to become better and better because of me. This is the reason why I am alive, exist, became an artist. This is why I am Huang Zitao. It’s just that simple.”