The Zhengzhou capital of Henan province in China has been experiencing torrential and record shattering rainfall since last Saturday. However, the heaviest rain came pouring down on the city on July 20. It’s reported a year’s worth of rainfall came down on the city in these four days. The flooding left the city’s infrastructure devastated and caused many injuries and a rising death toll at 33. Several Chinese celebrities all rushed to donate money to the city. However, actress and singer, Cheng Xiao (程潇), was criticized by some netizens for donating too little.
Cheng Xiao had revealed she donated 100,000 RMB to the Zhengzhou flooding disaster. However, this triggered some netizens who felt the amount was too little. One person commented, “Carrying a bag worth 150,000, but only donated 100,000. Why don’t you donate two bags?” Afterwards, Cheng Xiao posted in response to her detractors, saying, “Donations, there’s something to say when you, you donate and they complains, you don’t donate and they still complain (only donated this little), donate a lot and they still complain (how come you didn’t as much as last time?). When did we start using donations to measure a person? Donations are not comparisons……Everyone just gives their best. Can’t we just focus on the matter at hand?”
After posting it, Cheng Xiao immediately deleted it. It’s suspected Cheng Xiao used her private Weibo account to reflect her feelings about the matter, “Really want to vomit.”
This wouldn’t be the first time a celebrity was criticized for their donation amount. Yang Zi reportedly received flack from some other celebrities’ managers when she donated 500,000 RMB to Wuhan during the beginning of the pandemic, while it was a tacit agreement among several celebrities studios to donate 200,000 RMB. Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming were also criticized for donating too little and later added 800,000 RMB to their donations.