Predictably, in a country where the average wage is still under $5,000 a year, Wang's post prompted all manner of backlash. One Weibo user wrote back, "I should live worse than a dog," while most other responses were filled with expletives.
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Wang is the son of Wang Jianlin, the chairman of property giant and conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, who is believed to be the richest man in China, with a fortune of more than $40 billion.
The younger Wang has attracted frequent controversy and criticism for his social media posts. In April, he posted crude photos of him and his dog, which prompted China's state-run new agency to say that Wang has "stained the purity of the Chinese" and that he should not "treat vulgarity as a personality."