A Chinese nun is facing backlash online for donating a fortune to charity, even though her daughter has struggled to pay her college fees.
According South China Morning Post (SCMP), criticism on social media erupted after a vlogger interviewed the Buddhist nun on a Shanghai street and posted it on Chinese video platform Juliu Video. In the clip, the woman revealed that she converted to Buddhism in 2019 and donated all of her money and possessions, leaving nothing for her parents or daughter.
The nun received 5.88 million yuan ($822,000) from the sale of her house, which she also donated to charity. While her parents supported her decision, the woman said her daughter did not understand her decision.
“After I became a nun, I sold my house and gave away all the money, without leaving a penny for my parents or my daughter. My parents usually see things on the bright side. They said that it “It’s your money. It’s your own business. How to spend it. However, my daughter doesn’t understand my decision,” she allegedly said in the video.
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Additionally, the nun explained that her daughter had to take out student loans to pay for her college education. “She (the daughter) said that when she graduates from college, she will take tests for certain qualification certificates. Years later, she might get married or buy an apartment, so she hopes her mother can help her. ‘help a little financially,’ the nun said. .
The woman went on to say that many of her family members were suspicious of her religious conversion and did not support her decision to give away her wealth. She described the place she now loves as “a deep corner in a wood”.
According SCMP, on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, the nun’s video received millions of views. While some netizens supported her decision to donate her fortune, others said the nun should have helped her daughter with school fees.
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“I totally don’t get it. If you don’t want to leave your daughter money, why did you give birth to her? You are just running away from your responsibility,” one user wrote. “She is crazy and extremely selfish! commented another.
A third person commented, “You don’t help your own family, how can you help others? “A good Buddhist believer but not a good mum,” said another.
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