Tuesday, August 12, 2008

olympic chinese meanies

I've just been watching the news. For some reason the Chinese are coming clean about their various Olympic fakeries - most notably, the picture perfect pigtailed seven year old singing angelically wasn't actually singing - she was miming to the voice of the not pretty enough child she replaced. You can harshly compare them here. I would have been happy to see her sing.

Why do this in the first place, only to reveal it? Bizarre - surely doing that's worse press that having a less that perfect child sing for the opening ceremony?

I feel for that little talented girl - she didn't get her moment in the limelight. I'd hate to have to be her mother, explaining why she didn't get to go out and sing. Ugh. Worst job ever.

9 comments:

Daddy Dan said...

I feel so bad for both of the little girls involved, but especially the singer. What a terrible thing for them to do.

jothemama said...

I know as Chinese atrocities go, it's not the worst. But still... yeah.

Lottie said...

Heard this on the radio yesterday - it's just so mean.

Lottie said...

The thing is all it has done is to give the girl more publicity and highlight the stupidity of the organisers.

jothemama said...

Well, it highlights their lack of Olympic Spirit. I don't know if they ever intended to take away from the girl's publicity as such. IT does seem like shooting themselves in the foot to let people know. Same with the fireworks - I wonder was their hand forced to tell?

tina said...

Oh no! Those poor kids. I don't understand why they revealed it, though. Strange.

Manuel said...

terrible terrible thing to do........but the miming was even worse......shoulda got one of the girl's aloud in to do it......except the ginger one....she's not flawless either.......

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Horrible.

2 little innocent lives messed up, and for what?

jothemama said...

Exactly.