Okay, either Zhao Lu Si frequently has foot in mouth moments or the girl really needs to beef up on her social awareness to not slip up this much. I adore her performance and character in Love Like the Galaxy so have much goodwill towards her but she’s definitely had her share of intentional or unintentional faux pas and this week comes another. She’s been promoting the upcoming three generational drama Hutong where she plays the oldest generation a character who lives in a hutong (neighborhood) and tries to be supportive and survive during the Liberation period, i.e. after 1949 when the Communists won the Civil War and the Nationalists moved to Taiwan. She was asked about her character and the drama time period and she said it was set in the era of the formation of the Party, i.e. the Communist Party was formed in 1921. That’s a good two decades she mixed up and C-netizens are naturally harshly criticizing her for (1) not even knowing her own drama she just filmed and what time period its set in, and (2) not knowing Chinese history and confusing the Party Founding with Liberation eras. Let’s not forget Zhang Zhe Han was cancelled for not knowing Chinese history and visiting Yasukuni and other Japanese shrines that venerate Japanese military figures. I don’t think she’ll get cancelled, she didn’t get accused of not being patriotic enough but she is being roundly mocked for not being well-educated.