The doctors were adamant that Jin would have trouble walking again, let alone dancing. In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Jin described this period as the most difficult of her life: “I almost committed suicide.
I wanted to become a woman, but I didn't want to be handicapped. Maybe I needed to sacrifice more to get to what I wanted. If it was so easy, everyone would do it.” Her military experience proved to be useful and her own resilience paid off: after being released from the hospital in 1995, Jin immediately began intense physical therapy.
In interviews he has also highlighted the problem in the government’s decades-long experiment: the one-child policy.
According to Wu, for over three decades, such nation-wide population control, the restriction of only allowing one child in a family, has led to cosseting and too much intervention by the family into the child’s adult life, including around marriage, career, and other major life choices.
This background allowed Jin to enjoy many privileges.
(She once told the Huffington Post: “My words aren’t like massage oil — they’re like acupuncture needles, they go right to the nerve and twist it.”) What has happened to Jin Xing, once an icon of progressive attitudes around gender and sexuality?Now, she is once again under the spotlight for hosting a new dating show: one that features parents choosing potential daughters-in-law for their sons.The first episode of aired on Christmas Eve, and caused a storm of outrage on the internet that still continues.Her sharp-tongued comments often brought aspiring performers to tears, which earned her the title of Poisonous Tongue and made her an even more beloved TV personality. So I have no problem adopting.” Her family once again stood by her choice.Her popularity eventually led to her own show, the ‘Jin Xing Show’, a wildly successful programme featuring dance competition and viewed by an estimated 100 million every week. When she adopted her first child, Leo, now 10, her mother was there to help look after him.