What would you be prepared to sacrifice for a life in the spotlight?
Hong Kong rapper Jackson Wang has sparked a debate on social media after admitting that he does not have time to see his mum and dad.
Speaking on the talent show Chuang!, Wang burst into tears as he explained that he had drifted apart from his ageing father.
Wang, who has multiple commitments as both a TV presenter, solo artist and is also a member of K-Pop group Got7, said: "I don't think I have any time to spend with my father."
Social media users in China are now discussing whether high-profile figures are entitled to a personal life or whether a lack of free time is simply the price of fame.
Some people have little sympathy for the 25-year-old's situation, telling him not to be emotional.
"You sometimes have to lose something to gain something, you can't have the best of both worlds," says one user on the Twitter-like platform Weibo, in a post which has been liked more than 1,000 times.
"I don't have a celebrity's wage, and I don't have time to go home and see my family," adds someone else.
But the posts are not all dismissive of Wang's sorrow. One more compassionate posts has been liked 1,000 times: "He's been chasing his dreams and hasn't had time to spend with his parents. He feels guilty. This is human nature, and everyone should be merciful," it reads.
And another user adds: "The nature of this star's work is that he needs to travel around, and his high income has meant he has to pay a corresponding price.
"But there is no denying that he has the feelings of an ordinary person, and cares for his parents; I hope that he can spend time with his family and that people can be understanding."
Before becoming a rapper, Wang was a sabre fencer who represented Hong Kong at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.
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