While we are still on the subject of Yushu earthquake, I found an interesting post about Michael Wong’s (a Malaysian Chinese singer and composer) Renren page was under Chinese fenqing’s attack because of one of his Renren status update on China’s national mourning day for Yushu earthquake (yesterday).
This kind of Chinese fenqing attack incidents are not uncommon on the internet. They are usually very random and so are the victims, they can be from an ordinary citizen to A-list celebrities: Chinese National Flag Bikini Fashion Show was said to be disrespectful of the national flag; Zhang Ziyi was accused of disgracing China in her sexual role in an American film; Jackie Chan was hated for his comments about “Chinese people need to be controlled”… Compare to above this incident is even pettier, but I still feel that it is important to talk about it here especially I have seen many similar situations through comments on my blog as well.
Fenqing (愤青) which is itself an abbreviation for Fennu Qingnian (愤怒青年), means literally “angry youth”. It mainly refers to youth who display a high level of Chinese nationalism. This term first appeared in Hong Kong in the 1970s, referring to those young people who were not satisfied with Chinese society and sought reform. It has now evolved into a term used predominantly in Internet slang. Whether fenqing is derogatory or not usually depends on the person. Critics describe them with negative terms including “粪青” (“shit-youth” or “idiotic youth”, same pronunciation), which can be changed further to “fenfen” (粪粪) as a derogatory nickname.
First I will educate people who are unaware:
Today is 4/21, China’s day of national mourning for victims in Yushu earthquake (first a moment of silence)
Today afternoon Michael Wong’s (光良) Renren page was under attack.
Why? Because Michael Wong’s status update said that he was going to shower his pet dog. So here comes the fenqing, standing tall on high moral ground, pointing Michael Wong’s nose and said “How dare you showering your dog! You don’t love the country!”
Michael Wong’s status:
Michael Wong: Finally there is sunshine in Taipei, I can shower Xiao High!
This kind of communication probably scared him, Michael Wong immediately explained, please look at my status on 4/14!
Michael Wong: : Huge earthquake in Qinghai province today, I heard there are buildings collapsing, very worried about the friends there.
Hmm, now the people who are unaware of the truth should reconcile with Michael Wong? It was a misunderstanding after all.
But no, little soldiers jumped out again, still standing tall, but this time their weapon is sincerity. They pointed at Michael’s nose and yelled: you are fucking fake! Your page is made by Renren’s staff! Your status is not posted by yourself!!
Come on, we are all adults, can we speak some logic?
He cares for the earthquake disaster area is fake… and his status about showering his pet dog is not loving the country…
One sentence, if you just open your mouth will be yelled at!
Under powerful attacks, Michael Wong can only choose to not speak, so the following status:
What happened? Before I cared about earthquake, everyone said I am fake, now I say other things and people still yell at me.
So don’t ask me why I haven’t reply here for long time, because whatever I say is wrong!!
Ok the incident review is completed; the following is what I want to say.
Michael Wong is an artist, has no relation with me, at most I feel his singing back the days was good. If he is forced to leave, what would I lose? At most less news and status updates to care about. However, Michael Wong’s leaving doesn’t matter, but who knows if the next person would be Luo Yonghao (罗永浩) (famous on Chinese Internet, the founder of bullog.cn) And then who is next? Celebrities are gone, we might also say it’s ok, we still can play on. But one day if people around you who have some kind of quality all left one by one, and what’s left are all fenqing, would you choose to stay or leave?
I am not afraid of 2012, it is a natural disaster. But I am afraid of the day when fenqing rules Renren, that is man-made disaster!
I believe there are many people like me, willing to resist this kind of people and this kind of things.
I believe one day, there will be no attacks and war, even if only on the Internet.
I believe one day, China will be stronger, Chinese people can be more dignified.
That day, all Chinese people are tightened together like a rope!
Finally, I am going to whisper, Michael Wong is Malaysian.
Luo Yonghao also wrote in his Renren page:
I just heard the incident about Michael Wong teacher’s Renren page and feel ridiculous, how come this country has so many stupid people like to kidnap others? Damn, why can’t he take a shower for his pet dog on national mourning day? People say the entertainment circle is tough business; had to apologize to a group of idiots for doing nothing wrong, Michael Wong teacher you have worked hard.
Today is the day of mourning Yushu earthquake, Chinese Malaysian Michael Wong who is in Taipei right now, because did not watch CCTV he “ignorantly” updated his Renren status (see picture), soon all the monsters on Renren were set off. Later Michael Wong teacher deleted his status and expressed regret, but now many monsters still cannot “forgive” him. Of course there is another kind of monsters “Michael Wong, no matter what you do, I will always support you!”
Although I take this country’s international image lightly, I still hope Michael Wong teacher to know that at least there is a small group of young people in China are not monsters, they will not “always support you no matter what you did”, also will not say “today is national mourning day, you still have time to take a shower for your dog, fuck!”
If you happen to be such person, you can go to Michael Wong’s page and leave your statement, maybe it will let him feel slightly better about his father’s homeland.