Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing appeared on a recent episode of the Chinese reality show “Challenger Alliance 2.” The popular show tests celebs with various quirky challenges. The challenge this time? Become an an aquarium keeper.
Well, apparently Fan got really into her new job. She was even caught making out with the beluga whale she was in charge of.
Better watch out, Li Chen.
Fan Bingbing shared the tender moment with her new whale lover on her Weibo account, where the post immediately went viral, racking up nearly 500,000 likes today. Many of her fans commented on how absolutely adorable the pictures were, especially awwww’ing over the fact that both partners closed their eyes during the smooch.
“Where is this? I also want to go and kiss the whale, wouldn’t that be just like kissing Fan Bingbing????” one fan commented.
However, not everyone thought the affair was so harmless and innocent, the China Cetacean Alliance, a whale conservation group, responded on Weibo:
These beluga whales are trafficked from Russia after being taken from the wild. They should be given the freedom to dive, explore, frolic and communicate in the Arctic waters. Now they have lost that freedom and will never see the light again, they are imprisoned to do performances and get photographed while being held and kissed by stars. At the same time, this just gives more greedy businessmen a glamorous excuse to buy them.
It’s seems that Fan Bingbing + beluga just weren’t meant to be.
[Images via Weibo]