On November 15, Angelababy and her 11-month-old son “Little Sponge” arrived in Hong Kong, accompanied by a few security guards and assistants. To keep a low profile, Angelababy wore a cap and a mask.
As more and more people started to recognize the star, Angelababy covered her son’s face with her hand. The 28-year-old walked quickly to the parking lot, but went back inside the airport after realizing that her driver had not arrived yet. Angelababy’s assistant tried to cover Little Sponge’s face with a hat, but the stubborn little boy refused to wear it and cried.
Angelababy and her husband, Huang Xiaoming (黄晓明), is fiercely protective of their son, and although the couple have been photographed taking their son out before, they have never exposed Little Sponge’s face. This is the first time Little Sponge’s face was revealed to the media, and he looks exactly like his father!
A few moments later, Angelababy and her team were notified that their driver had arrived, and they quickly left the premises.
Huang Xiaoming Upset
The release of the photos did not sit well with Huang Xiaoming. The Chinese actor took to Weibo immediately to voice out his disappointment with the media, and exclaimed that his son’s privacy had been violated. “I’ll fight you to the death!” he wrote.
Xiaoming later deleted his post and replaced it with a much more mellow statement: “I overacted this afternoon, and my words were sharp. After calming down, I still feel that these words must be said, so I’ll say them again. I understand, that as a public figure, space for privacy is something that cannot be forced upon. However, I still hope to give my son a normal life, for him to be able to grow without the attention of others. He is not a public figure and is barely a year old. He may choose to meet with everyone once he’s older, but now is not the time. Hong Kong’s Next Magazine has crossed the ethical line and has no regard for law. As a father, I cannot tolerate this. Perhaps other media and people would eventually photograph him, but if that happens, I hope you will not reveal his face. This is my plea as a father. Thank you everyone.”