Chinese netizen cancels JJ Lin, Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Dee Hsu and different celebs for failing to assist ‘One China’ after Pelosi’s go to to Taiwan
The backlash round United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial go to to Taiwan regardless of warnings from Beijing seem to have discovered new victims—celebrities who didn’t present assist for “One China”.
Big identify stars akin to Singapore’s JJ Lin, Stefanie Sun, and Jet Li had been the goal of 1 Chinese netizen, whose Weibo publish, jumped toes first into cancel tradition, castigating Chinese celebrities who didn’t toe the occasion line.
It all started after China Central Television (CCTV), a state-owned broadcaster managed by the Chinese Communist Party, posted over Weibo that there’s “Only One China” (只有一个中国).
Ms Pelosi’s congressional go to to Taiwan had implied in any other case, incomes each reward and censure. The Speaker, who visited Taiwan on Aug 2, is the highest-ranking U.S. official to land there in additional than 20 years.
China’s “One China” coverage insists, nonetheless, that Taiwan is part of China, and has ignored its independence.
Many Chinese celebrities each on the mainland and Hong Kong shared CCTV’s Weibo publish.
But one Chinese netizen went on a witch hunt of types for all of those that didn’t, posting an inventory of Chinese and Taiwanese present biz stars based mostly on their nationalities.
The checklist was made up of Singaporean, Malaysian, American, Canadian, and British celebs.
For instance, Wilber Pan and Daniel Zhou had been listed as US celebs, and Eddie Peng, Edison Chen and Henry Lau are thought-about to be Canadians.
And included on the checklist of Singapore celebs are JJ Lin, Stefanie Sun and Jet Li.
The venerable Michelle Yeoh, arguably essentially the most well-known Asian actress in Hollywood, additionally got here below the netizen’s ire.
Mandopop king Jay Chou additionally made the checklist, as did Malaysian singer Fish Leong in addition to Taiwan’s Dee Hsu, the sister of Barbie Hsu.
The poster bizarrely reasoned that “those who didn’t share (CCTV’s post), they definitely have something to hide.”
Numerous netizens did push again in opposition to the cancel publish.
One wrote, “Actually, JJ Lin, Stefanie Sun and Fish Leong aren’t [from China] to begin with. There isn’t any need for them to voice out their opinions at this point, is there?”
But the poster fired again by saying, “Then, did they not earn money in the Mainland? Aren’t they part of our local showbiz scene?” /TISG
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