Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Around The Blogosphere 02 September 09

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a forum post full of abusive and racist comments against Lou Jing, whose is the offspring of an extra-marital relation between her mother and a black American.

The patronising female presenter begins by asking: “Lou Jing, so you’re mixed race, how come your Chinese is so good?” This is not the first time Lou Jing has been asked this irritating question. Un-phased, she replies: “My mum is Shanghainese, and I grew up in Shanghai.”

The questioning continues, “And your father is…”

Amid nervous laughter, Lou Jing slips in that her father is American. However, presenter number two doesn’t let her get off the hook that easily. “Right up until Lou Jing was 16, she thought her father was Shanghainese… Roll the clip!”

Next, cue the harrowing music. “20-year-old Lou Jing was born into a single-parent family. Her father was a black man of American nationality, who didn’t know he had made Lou Jing’s mother pregnant... He left Lou Jing’s mother and returned to the US... Lou Jing’s mother had no choice but to raise her daughter alone…”

Following what is edited as a horrific news item, two presenters go on to ask her whether she ever wanted to know more about her father. After all sorts of nonsense, the presenters really manage to bring on the waterworks by suggesting that “Daddy could be in some corner of the world listening to you now...”

Personally, I would have been upset enough about the way the show was put together. However, for Lou Jing, who became lovingly (?) refered to as “chocolate girl,” and her mother, things were about to get a lot worse as Chinese netizens sunk their teeth in. ..::MORE ON THE PEKING ORDER BLOG::.
A response by Lou Jing on KDS:

I am DragonTV Angel Lou Jing, and here I make a statement!

  1. My father is American, not African.
  2. I am a born and bred Shanghainese person.
  3. I should not have to bear my parents’ mistake, I am innocent!
  4. Sternly but strongly protest some people’s racism, my skin color should not become a target of attack!

I reserve the right to take legal action!

Shades of Henry Louis Gates? A black man was assaulted in a supermarket car park in São Paulo when security guards accused him of planning to steal his own car, fuelling a debate by bloggers about the myth of Brazil as a racial democracy.

The debate over the decision of a local daily to publish a photo of a dead baby on its cover rages on - Trinidad and Tobago News Blog re-publishes the paper's response to the firestorm of criticism, while kid5rivers says: “The decision to run with it was the Editor's - within whose purview such decisions rightly belong…for too long the MSM has been sanitizing news for public consumption.”

Video! Aubrey O’Day on Fox News: her boy Fidel Castro is brilliant (Hitler too), from BLOG by Miss Info. Sez Min: "Now, while clearly the Fox guys know they’ve hit the jackpot when Aubrey puts her clear heel in her mouth, I understand the point..."

In the MUSIC VIDEO department, we find Madonna's daughter Lourdes appearing in the pop legend's latest...

Aaron Short typed Chuck Schumer, Jay-Z and Grizzly Bear into a Google search ...

Will internet sexmasters destroy twitter? It's an age-old tale: site becomes popular, slags and hags use it for financial gain, the olds get mad. And Twitter is not immune. Business Week's Sarah Lacy warns the company to clean up its act.
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