Celebrity Infidelity and Affair Dominates Chinese Internet

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The biggest news over the weekend is actor Wen Zhang being caught betraying his wife actress Ma Yili in an affair with another actress Yao Di by paparazzi. Photos proving Wen Zhang and Yao Di being intimate together were leaked online, with many marveling that paparazzi could identify Wen Zhang even when his face was almost completely covered with a face mask and large sunglasses.

Both Wen Zhang and Ma Yili are well-known for their roles in the popular 2007 《奋斗》 Struggle mainland Chinese television serial drama. Yao Di was Wen Zhang’s co-star in the popular 2011 mainland Chinese serial drama 《裸婚》 Naked Wedding. Both TV serials reflected popular modern Chinese pop culture and social issues.

Wen Zhang (left) and Yao Di (right) in Naked Wedding.

Wen Zhang (left) and Yao Di (right) in Naked Wedding.

Wen Zhang is popularly perceived as a 小男人 “small man”, a man who is not stereotypically macho/manly and is instead cute, sweet, and romantic. This is helped by the fact that his wife Ma Yili is 8 years older than him. They have one daughter and she is pregnant with their second child. This is part of the reason why this entertainment industry gossip has been so big, dominating major Chinese portal websites (in both pageviews and comment discussion) and microblog social network Sina Weibo as well as being spread on Tencent messaging applications Weixin/QQ…

From NetEase:

Wen Zhang Admits to Infidelity: I’ve Failed Ma Yili, I Invited Trouble

NetEase Entertainment March 31 report — At around midnight on March 31st, Wen Zhang posted a statement “about ‘See You Monday‘”, admitting to having an extramarital affair, claiming “to have invited trouble/asked for it”. This put a period on the weekend “See You Monday” internet circus. Wen Zhang says in his statement, “Everything up to now has been myself asking for trouble; wrong is wrong, and has nothing to do with anyone else.” He also said his own acting career has gone very smoothly [successfully], causing “me to become arrogant, to become cocky”, leading to this crisis today. He expressed “today I am willing to bear all of the consequences.”

Wen Zhang expressed, “Actually, I’m really thankful that you have all allowed me to fall on this day, as opposed to the future when I have become insufferably arrogant. I need to sort myself out once again, to calmly face and sincerely apologize [for my mistakes]!” He says he has failed Ma Yili and his children, failed his family, failed the name of husband and father, “failed all the people who have placed their hopes and expectations in me.” Wen Zhang said “my wrong behavior” do not deserve forgiveness, and that the hurt/harm caused is difficult to make up for, “but I want to make up for it, must make up for it, and this will be my life from this point on.” Finally, he expressed “from this day on, I will no longer fail others.”

Statement Suspected of Being Ghost-Written, Possibly Not Written By Wen Zhang Himself

What’s more interesting is that Wen Zhang’s statement has four “failed” in it, but the “failed” in “failed Ma Yili and my children” was in simplified Chinese, whereas the “failed” in “failed my family, failed the name of husband and father, failed all the people who have placed their hopes and expectations in me” was in traditional Chinese, seemingly proving that this statement have different authors, leading to suspicions that it was not written by Wen Zhang himself.

On microblogging platform Sina Weibo, the statement mentioned above posted by Wen Zhang at 12:04am is currently the #1 hottest post of the day with nearly 650k upvotes, over 1.2m reshares/forwards, and over 1.5m comments…

From Sina Weibo:

@文章同學: Regarding #See You Monday#

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Everything up to now has been myself asking for trouble; wrong is wrong, and has nothing to do with anyone else. The smoothness of my acting career has caused me to become arrogant, to become cocky, leading to this crisis today, and today I am willing to bear all of the consequences. Actually, I’m really thankful that you have all allowed me to fall on this day, as opposed to the future when I have become insufferably arrogant. I need to sort myself out once again, to calmly face and sincerely apologize [for my mistakes]! I, Wen Zhang, have in my life written an essay [Wen Zhang’s name also means “essay”] with grave mistakes. I have failed Ma Yili and my children, failed my family, failed the name of husband and father, failed all the people who have placed hopes and expectations in me. I’m sorry, please accept this apology and regret from the bottom of my heart. Yili and my children could have had a warm and beautiful life, but all of this has been shattered by me. My wrong behavior does not deserve forgiveness, and that the hurt/harm caused is difficult to make up for, but I want to make up for it, must make up for it, and this will be my life from this point on. As for myself, having invited trouble, I hope that from this day on, I will no longer fail others. — Wen Zhang

Wen Zhang and wife Ma Yili.

Wen Zhang and wife Ma Yili.

A microblog post by his wife Ma Yili posted 3 minutes later is the the second hottest post of the day, with over 1.6m upvotes, over 600k reshares/forwards, and over 850k comments….

From Sina Weibo:

@马伊琍: Although love is easy, marriage is not, to be seized/cherished.

The top two most popular Sina Weibo trending topics and #hash tags#are also about Wen Zhang and Ma Yili.

Below are translations of Chinese netizen comments in response to Wen Zhang’s and Ma Yili’s microblog posts respectively…

Comments from Sina Weibo:

豆花妹的衣橱:

Those who feel Wen Zhang is not sincerely repenting, please click [like]. [so far over 32k likes]

啊靖靖靖靖靖靖啊:

The reason I’m scolding you is because my girlfriend is also older than me by 5 years and I’ve finally convinced her family to let us be together. I even used you and the commanding officer to make my analogy/point! Fuck, now her family will be against us again. Fuck, you owe me a girlfriend! [怒][怒][怒][怒]

盼宝宝Panda:

The highest order of male scum are those who have hurt their wives, let the xiaosan take the blame, while they themselves are able to start afresh. Click like, thanks. [ok]

洋小妞Oh-yeah:

Can you give all of your assets to your children and Ma Yili? Leave without taking anything! If you can, and Yao Di remains with you, then I’ll definitely support you guys! What do you think, Wen Zhang? [酷][酷]

脱俗的霸气:

“I’m really thankful that you have all allowed me to fall on this day”? This part is somewhat interesting. I normally don’t comment on Weibo, much less the Weibos of celebrities, but what you’ve said here is wrong, Wen Zhang. Those who have allowed you to fall are not us who were once your fans. You still haven’t understood your own error. Remember that it is you yourself who allowed yourself to fall. Don’t find excuses on other people. Please don’t make fun of me, I’m just saying what I want to say.

Comments from Sina Weibo:

东生–要转运:

Those who agree that Yao Di is garbage please give me 32 [likes]. [so far nearly 15k likes]

克蕾儿呼:

I’m truly wondering how Yao Di can block everyone’s comments [on her microblog], aren’t we her bread and butter [her audience/fans]? Without us, could she still continue her acting career…? Since she has blocked us, shouldn’t we block [boycott] her? Those in support, click [like]… [so far over 14k likes]

余龙勇-:

If this news is real, then with Ma Yili being pregnant, Wen Zhang asking for a divorce would be illegal, but if Ma Yili asks for the divorce, not only does it mean Wen Zhang would completely lose child custody, it would also mean a 90% chance of Wen Zhang losing everything in the divorce. If infidelity is proven, then Wen Zhang would have nothing. Everyone click [like] for Mr. Wen to have a world of nothingness ahead of him. [over 13k likes]

罗欣婷8:

Yao Di, out of the entertainment industry… those in agreement click [like].

安安靖靖的生活:

At this point, you can’t have a falling out with Wen Zhang, or else it’d be equivalent to pushing him away, which would be making it too easy for Yao Di. First forgive him and then you’ll occupy the moral high ground, making it so it costs Yao Di her reputation but she still doesn’t get him. As for Wen Zhang, first torment for a period of time, then when things turn around, trample him again. Only this would be sufficiently satisfying. [愤怒]

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  • ESL Ninja

    See you next Tuesday

  • Cameron

    So the face mask/ski hat/ sunglasses freakshow look, rather than making him look like “A Normal Guy Going About Normal Business” actually drew attention to him and his bit on the side. Whoda thunk it!?!?

    • Kai

      If he was in a city where the air pollution was high and everyone else was wearing masks, he might’ve blended in just fine. However, I think this is more about paparazzi camping out following your every move rather than being able to identify you under your disguise.

    • i think i found my costume for next halloween

  • DD Bear

    Nosy!

  • Kai

    I will confirm that this was what a lot of Chinese people were talking about this weekend and then proceed to say it was only mildly more relevant to me than Miley Cyrus’s twerking.

    • ScottLoar

      Don’t be so harsh. Teenagers and adults have a natural and irrepressible interest in who’s bonking who, and if they don’t know them otherwise then celebrities will do.

      • Kai

        Oh, I don’t mind people caring about this. As I said, this was definitely what people around me were talking about all weekend (even at the wedding I attended). I concede I may have come across as being a wee bit judgemental in comparing it to Miley Cyrus and feeling the need to express that sentiment. I’ll concede that but I don’t mean to categorically insult people who find amusement in entertainment gossip. Joe’s comment below is very relevant as well. The fact I know so much about this kinda betrays how dismissive I may seem to be about it. LoL.

    • Joe

      nah twerking so much better than this, it’s retarded girls believe Wen Zhang’s image of being the perfect loyal guy. Pretty awful actor in general.

      • Kai

        Dunno, I never actually saw the twerking, only the circus around it. I agree in general that the act of twerking is much better than face masks and beanies though, but I wasn’t judging either, just that Miley Cyrus was less relevant to me being in China. I’ve seen more Chinese shows with these actors than I’ve seen Miley Cyrus in anything. Shrug.

        That said, I don’t think he’s an awful actor, but yeah, a big deal about this is his image and how this shatters it. I always felt bad for his balding though.

    • anything to keep the public’s attention elsewhere

      • Kai

        This kind of thinking is kinda lame even if I understand why people love to trot it out with China. It’d apply to just about every country then since entertainment gossip is far and away more popular than anything “serious” everywhere.

        • yea man every time congress wants to pass something controversial Miley Cyrus has to twerk

          • Kai

            They’ll need someone better than Cyrus to divert my attention!

          • Insomnicide

            Is Miley Cyrus possibly a CIA puppet?

    • donscarletti

      At least with the Cyrus twerking people get to watch. These two haven’t released a sex tape or anything.

      • Kai

        Yao Di is good looking enough for me to say: YET.

        • Mighty曹

          Your excessive mention of Miley Cyrus on this page is leading me to believe that you harbor a secret desire for her.
          EDIT: :p

        • she’s like 3000 yuan in dongguan
          ps: rip dongguan

        • donscarletti

          Well, I hope she takes the mask off during it. Her body isn’t quite enough to carry the experience on its own

  • christina

    ! goodness. his wife is pregnant and he’s cavorting around with another woman?!

    *sigh.

    he really is a 小男人 in every sense of the word

    • Insomnicide

      Originally intended as a compliment, now the nickname also works as an insult. Oh the irony.

      • wnsk

        i thought the negative connotation precedes the positive one? (in fact i never knew about the positive connotation until this article, but i’ve heard it used in the negative sense ever since i was a kid. what kind of stupid compliment is “small man” anyway? it’s just a euphemism for being effeminate.)

        • Kai

          I’d say xiao nan ren is usually negative but it’s understood as positive within certain contexts, like with Wen Zhang. Similarly, da nan ren is probably generally positive but within certain contexts can be negative (like when a woman complains about a guy, that he’s sexist, patriarchal, etc.). Even the positive connotations are more like consolation prizes rather than an outright compliment I think. It’s almost like “nice guy”.

          • wnsk

            maybe it’s a regional thing, because i understand “da nen ren” to be generally negative as well, in the sense of being a male chauvinist pig (an admirable quality for some chinese women, i suppose?)

            …tough being a 男人 these days, lol.

          • Kai

            LoL, maybe it has more to do with who is saying it. Like a father or guys encouraging each other. Pretty sure most Chinese women don’t use da nan ren positively to mean male chauvinist pig but perhaps more about guys who are tough, take setback on the chin and keep on truckin’, who don’t whine and cry, who perhaps are more stoic and seemingly willing to be the pillar others find support in rather than being the one who needs emotional support.

            Men and women often have very different ideas of what is an ideal gender role. Now where’s my sandwich?

    • NeverMind

      I have seen many men whose wives are pregnant being or thinking of being unfaithful to their wives just for that period of time. These are otherwise honest and sensible guys who would never leave their wives for anything. Could it be because of the lack of action that follows pregnancy increases temptations?

      Seems to me us Men are born scoundrels.

    • hey you’re hot

      • christina

        thank you sexy cousin rex

    • YourSupremeCommander

      If you are a man, and you claim you are not tempted by young and fun poocies, you are either lying like there no tomorrow or that you are not really a man.

      • David

        Yes, but being tempted and following through are two different things. There are always pretty girls around who are willing to be bad with a married man (even more so for a celebrity like him), it is on him to not do that. Those blaming the girl have a weird idea of marriage.

        • Zappa Frank

          usually it’s the weakest’s fault.. in this case famous man is always stronger than famous woman, especially an actress that likely will be consequently accused to use sex to climb up the star system world. Seen already so many times..

      • Insomnicide

        Temptation can be resisted. Of course, the weak-willed and the greedy will succumb to their base desires.

      • christina

        So true, and even for married women temptation is rife too.
        But like @Silntthnkr:disqus said, it’s up to the married person to keep their vows and not follow through with that temptation. There was an article a while back about some mistress being smeared with poo by the wife and her friends, and at the time, I thought she deserved it (and that the hubby deserved worse), but now I’m a little older and wiser and think the blame should lie primarily with whoever made the vows in the first place.

    • Boris_Da_Bengal_Tiger

      I don’t know how common it is in China, but there were a few women I know who had issues with their husband while they were pregnant. I know the women are really worried about something happening to the baby so they stop putting out for the whole time (and in some cases, it can be painful for women to do so during this time). I also know of one guy who was actively looking for a bit on the side while his wife was pregnant. Anyway, the way women gossip about it, it seems like common occurance and I have seen some pregnant women being more possessive of their husband during this time.

      Anyway, cheating happens everywhere. I believe that you should leave the person you are with if you are going to break such a vow (unless they are ok with it). Personally, the cheater should be the one blamed for cheating and so should the person he is cheating with if that person knows the cheater is married or with someone.

    • donscarletti

      Par for the course in mainland China.

      It’s because two unique issues relating to the the fact that in China polygynous marriage was permitted until comparitively recently.

      Firstly, marital fidelity is not still particularly expected of a man, at least not by other men. There is at least no conception that a man who screws around is a morally lesser man than one who doesn’t, although a man who is exposed for it might be judged because of his lack of control over his wife and/or mistress.

      Secondly, women dubiously believe that any sexual contact with their husbands during pregnancy will harm their baby, then they believe that getting up and washing herself for one month after delivery is harmful to themselves, giving their husbands a completely unneccisary 10 months without marital intercourse (rather than the ~3 that has scientific merit), in which time temptations become far stronger.

    • wnsk

      maybe not so 小 in at least one sense…

  • 不男不女

    • hehehehh

      不见不散

      • YourSupremeCommander

        不知不觉

        • Mighty曹

          不生不死

          • YourSupremeCommander

            不错不错

          • Mighty曹

            不教不明

          • Womanizer

            不伦不类

        • Mighty曹

          不入不来

    • Womanizer

      十室九贫,凑得八两七钱六分五毫四厘 尚且三心二意一等下流

  • Insomnicide

    Heh, he must think it’s still the Qing dynasty.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    This chick gets around.

    • that black fungus pussy be getting top mileage

      • Joe

        lol black fungus, I been avoiding that translation for a while

  • The FRED FONG

    Confucius say….gossip…public urination…and gutter oil are enlightening topics…thank you ChinaSmack!

    • Insomnicide

      And Sun Tzu say

      • mr.wiener

        When is some one going to correct that “gorilla warfare” line?

        • Insomnicide

          Gorilla warfare is no monkey business.

          • Mighty曹

            Awesome!

        • wnsk

          The typo is an integral part of the meme. It’s like saying when is somebody gonna correct the grammar in “All your base are belong to us”…or something.

          • Mighty曹

            Yes, but bad grammar is more fun than misspelling.

  • Wololoo

    I always think it is weird, that Chinese mainly blame the girl the man is cheating with. The person who is cheating should be blamed (in this case the man).

    Apart from that, I hate how the Chinese media is focused on that unimportant things, when in the meantime half China is choking under haze and dying from poisoned water and food, while the government officials live in clover.

    If you agree 32.

    • Womanizer

      that’s germany for you

    • Zappa Frank

      like everywhere it is published what sells more.. because no one work for free. And like every single country in the world gossip always come first.

      • Mighty曹

        Tabloid sells.

    • Kai

      Women whose husbands or boyfriends have cheated on them often blame the other woman. We can read a lot of pervasive sexism into why that happens.

      Meh, people made the same criticism against the American media for the Miley Cyrus twerking incident. It’s an unfair criticism of the media. Everyone who wrote a story about something other than this is probably annoyed that this is getting more attention. Heh.

  • ain’t no pussy like new pussy

    • DavidisDawei

      Yes,
      You know that is the case when Billy Joel can get tired of Christie Brinkley…

      Eddie Murphy says it best with his “Ritz Cracker” skit

      • Rick in China

        While we’re on Eddie Murphy,

        All this guy had to say was this:

        • DavidisDawei

          Eddie Murphy is great.
          He should have taken his own advice on marriage though…
          I think he ended up paying dearly in his divorce.

      • If Wen Zhang was Eddie he would’ve been caught with a transvestite ^o^

  • Vernon Alarcon

    I bee likin’ to get me a taste odat young pussay …..

  • Mighty曹

    He should’ve disguised himself as a migrant worker to enjoy complete privacy.

    • that would’ve required him to actually act

      • Mighty曹

        Actually he’s quite a good actor. I’ve seen most of his movies and am quite impressed with the characters he played.

        • if he’s such a good actor
          then how come it was so ez to recognize him through his disguise
          check and mate(with me)

          • Mighty曹

            Papparzis are more efficient than spies. They’re always hounding and laying in wait for the money shots.

          • Zappa Frank

            he is so professional that act only if paid..

    • YourSupremeCommander

      He really should have removed all disguises and be himself, then NOBODY would recognized him.

      • Mighty曹

        Or act like 大福 and NOBODY would go near him.

  • Guang Xiang

    Keep the articles rolling in so that the thumbnail for the zombie article can be cycled to the second page!!

  • Azeri

    And once again, convenient that not two days after upwards of 10 people have been killed in 茂名 (Maoming) that this drivel is concocted to change the subject.

    茂名,
    translated to MaoMing, a somewhat small town in South-West China, in
    Guangdong province, has been protesting for years at the installation of
    several chemical plants, containing PX, a chemical scientifically
    proven to be cancerous.

    Because of the protests, 10 people have
    been killed by hostile police forces already. The town has now been
    locked down and any mention of it on social media or internet search sites within China have been removed.

    Yet again, the People’s Republic of China commits blatant civil liberty
    breaches regarding it’s citizen’s rights. For those that are already
    dead, and those that are still stuck in a locked-down police-state town
    with no access to internet or civil rights. This needs independent
    journalism and serious action. I refuse to believe the PRC can simply
    continue to do things like this in the digital age without a blink of an
    international eye.

    Social Media exists for reasons other than
    seeing what your mate had for lunch.

    This needs independent journalism and serious action. I refuse to
    believe the PRC can simply continue to do things like this in the
    digital age without a blink of an international eye.

    • Kai

      Too much conspiracy theorizing. Was Miley Cyrus a cover for other more important news that happened around that time? No, it’s just the nature of celebrity gossip.

      The PX chemical factory protest has been around for some time IIRC. I don’t know why you say any mention of it has been removed given that they’re prominent stories easily found:

      http://news.163.com/14/0401/02/9ON9UERR0001124J.html
      http://slide.news.sina.com.cn/c/slide_1_2841_48824.html
      http://hot.weibo.com/topic/846038?order=0&from=hotweiboright
      http://www.baidu.com/s?tn=baidurt&rtt=1&bsst=1&wd=%C3%AF%C3%FB

      Above are portal sites, social media, and Baidu. Don’t just copy and paste. Investigate, verify, and confirm before passing along misinformation.

      • Guest

        Whilst initally somewhat speechless at your bizarre, constant references to Miley Cyrus in almost every response you’ve made on this topic, I have to say it’s your justification of Celebrity news as being acceptable that seems the most pointless. I understand you’re trying to use an American icon as a comparison, it just reads as banal. First, a rebuttal to your charge of “conspiracy theorizing” should begin with an admittance on my part that I received pictures and saved 微博 posts from those inside the town which I’m unsure of how to post onto the site, thus appearing as if it was a baseless claim. Second, though somewhat connected to the first, is, frankly, my utter incredulity regarding your use of PRC sites to post information regarding a protest about chemical plants and popular frustration. Really? Baidu says it’s fine eh? Well, back to the daily grind we all go!

        Again, I understand, from having visited this site for quite a long time, that you’re comments on other topics are often balanced and fair amidst the usual idiocy of random trollers

        • wnsk

          “…your justification of Celebrity news as being acceptable…” –> where did you get that? it’s a ludicrous charge.

          Kai is simply saying it’s not a conspiracy. something very different from what you’re accusing him of.

          and his listing of those sites is–what seems obvious to me, and probably anyone else–merely to counter your point that “any mention of it on social media or internet search sites within China have been removed.”

          you’re not being logical here.

      • Azeri

        I accidentally pressed the “post” button when I should have clicked another part of what I was writing, and I was busy earlier and unable to edit!

        Whilst initally somewhat speechless at your bizarre, constant references to Miley Cyrus in almost every response you’ve made on this topic, I have to say it’s your justification of Celebrity news as being acceptable that seems the most pointless. I understand you’re trying to use an American icon as a comparison, it just reads as banal.

        First, a rebuttal to your charge of “conspiracy theorizing” should begin with an admittance on my part that I received pictures and saved 微博 posts from those inside the town which I’m unsure of how to post onto the site, thus appearing as if it was a baseless claim.

        Second, though somewhat connected to the first, is, frankly, my utter incredulity regarding your use of PRC sites
        to post information regarding a protest about chemical plants and popular frustration. Really? Baidu says it’s fine eh? Well, back to the daily grind we all go!

        I understand, from having visited this site for quite a long time, that you’re comments on other topics are often balanced and fair amidst the usual idiocy of random trollers, but I’m at a loss as to why you seem to be intent on seemingly under-playing such an event. Several independent news sites have cited those from inside the town as credible sources.

        http://www.ntdtv.com/xtr/gb/2014/03/31/a1092155.html

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140331_maoming_px_protest.shtml

        http://www.voachinese.com/content/guangdong-maoming-protests/1882606.html

        • Kai

          First I’m going to point to wnsk ‘s reply:

          http://www.chinasmack.com/2014/pictures/celebrity-infidelity-and-affair-dominates-chinese-internet.html#comment-1313028987

          Miley Cyrus is just the best example off the top of my head for how popular this news about Wen Zhang is despite being rather unimportant in the grand scheme of things. There’s a qualitative difference between this and perhaps a plane disappearance that I imagine most people would agree with. I haven’t seen an entertainment scandal this big since the twerking incident. That’s my frame of reference and why I keep mentioning it. It amuses me on some level.

          Although I wasn’t making the argument that celebrity news is acceptable–as wnsk pointed out–I’m curious about your mental framework here. So, I ask: acceptable for what?

          If you feel you have insider information that is being censored on the wider internet specifically by government authorities, go ahead and post them. To the bottom left of the comment box is a little picture icon. Click on it and you should be able to upload images to your comment. While I’m skeptical as to whether or not any of us on cS can really verify the authenticity of whatever you post, at least you’ll know I’m more than willing to evaluate what you have to share. We all know the government can resort to censorship. We wouldn’t even be surprised. Still, what matters is that you have compelling evidence for such speculation instead of relying on the preexisting bias against the government.

          Remember, you said “any mention” of Maoming “on social media or internet search sites within China have been removed”. I’ve already demonstrated that’s not true. When making accusations, it’s not good to start off with an easily disproven falsehood. It damages your credibility right from the start, making it harder for you to expose what may legitimately be important to expose. This is why I said “investigate, verify, and confirm”.

          I also don’t understand how you misunderstood my posting of PRC sites to suggest I think the information on them is all people should know about the matter. I thought it was clear I was just disproving your statement quoted above.

          You also suggested that this celebrity scandal about Wen Zhang was “concocted to change the subject”. You’d have to first prove that the PX protest was the original subject and that the government “concocted” this in order to distract attention from that. I don’t think that’s true. As I said, this is the nature of celebrity gossip. It shouldn’t be hard to see how a celebrity scandal might get more eyeballs than a protest (and its handling). Blame human nature, don’t assume it’s malicious manipulation by the government.

          So put yourself in my shoes. You accuse the government of censoring any mention of Maoming on the Chinese internet, which I know isn’t true cuz I’ve seen plenty of mentions on the Chinese internet. You also accuse this celebrity scandal as being a ploy to distract people’s attention, which is a poor explanation for why Wen Zhang is getting more eyeballs than the PX protest and belies a certain misrepresentation of what I think you also know about celebritiy news in media and society. Given this, is my “conspiracy theorizing” really that far off the mark?

          I’m not underplaying the PX protest at all; I’m just responding to things you’re claiming.

  • Kai

    Not sure I understand your hostility. It’s the ideal of the site. Like everyone else, I recognize it but don’t always find it relevant to my personal interests. I admit it is mildly more relevant cuz I’ve watched these people’s shows. It’s like considering Paul Walker’s death to be mildly relevant cuz I recognize the guy and have watched his movies. Shrug.

  • Misiooo

    So what’s wrong with that? Any why this false regret? If being happy makes someone unhappy, that’s his/her problem.

  • mr.wiener

    A significant amount of Chinese netezins apparently.

  • Gerhana

    i dont know, meimei and bugs bunny/eatot are a pretty good contender. Not easily forgotten. Their personality and the things they say will blow you away!

    • mr.wiener

      You have…interesting tastes.

    • you got me
      april fools

    • Zappa Frank

      I’m not even sure meimei was a girl…

      • mr.wiener

        He isn’t.

        • Zappa Frank

          ahahah.. it’s like in the movie ‘surrogates’ , in the end he is the bald fat man with a sexy hot girl as surrogate.. I told to wuddyshack from the beginning..

          • mr.wiener

            Yeh, kinda funny seeing ‘shack trying to schmooze up to her…um..him.

          • whuddyasack

            @zappa_frank:disqus Oh come on you two hahaha. In my defense, I was merely trying to defend her/him from what looked like a pack of 10 animals jumping on a rabbit. It’s a weakness of mine ;-P

  • Foreign Devil

    First lesson: don’t marry a woman 8 years older. . Learned also from Ashley Kutcher Demi moore. She will hit the wall in her late 30’s early 40’s. Also that last Chinese commenter, is the kind of cold hearted Machiavallian wife you should avoid at all costs.

  • Foreign Devil

    Your only as faithful as your options. . . and this guy had plenty of options.

    • Insomnicide

      He’s still Wen Zhang, the poster boy for ‘xiao nan ren’.
      Not exactly your typical celebrity stud…

      • Zappa Frank

        he just need to be famous, even woody allen get a lot of girls because he is famous..

        • wnsk

          woody allen gets girls because he is witty/smart and because his name is also slang for “erect penis.”

          • Zappa Frank

            well it was just an example, it’s obvious that in order to be famous you need qualities…

    • Boris_Da_Bengal_Tiger

      Not entirely true. There are people who stay faithful.

      There was a story about a King of France, who according to his physician was dying due to the lack of sex (this was quite a long time ago) and they said he has to have sex. So he asked for them to send for the Queen. The Queen was too far away and they said he has to have sex now or die. He chose to stay chaste.

      Sadly for him, his wife divorced him after he got a hair cut and then married the English king that kick started the 100 year war.

      • Insomnicide

        He stayed chaste for the wrong person.

        • Boris_Da_Bengal_Tiger

          He stayed true to himself :P

      • Zappa Frank

        that’s story is highly unlikely…

        • Boris_Da_Bengal_Tiger

          Could be unlikely, as I saw it on a tv show called QI.

          Generally though, if they did make a mistake they’d correct it.

          Anyway, it was just something I found amusing, espeically for a King of that time period.

          • Zappa Frank

            I don’t think divorce was possible in the middle ages.. less than never for a woman, maybe a man could repudiate a woman, the opposite not likely.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    不插不爽

    • ScottLoar

      不賴,不賴

      • Insomnicide

        不吃不喝

  • Mighty曹

    So true!

    • Rosemon Calvin Pilot

      LoL…Reminds me of a quote from my man Scarface “Yall need somebody like me to point your fingers at!

      • Mighty曹

        Classic: “I always tell the truth… even when I lie”. LOL!
        Fave: “Say ‘hello’ to my little friend”.

  • Azeri

    As no-one is allowed in or out of that town right now, I’m unable to go there myself to verify. But I’m trusting of those who sent me these.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      Yo this shit is going down RIGHT NOW!! Its gonna turn very ugly….

  • mr.wiener

    Whilst I respect your opinion, could you repost that so
    I could understand it?

  • Mighty曹

    “Maybe you can hand yourself one of them first-class tickets to the Resurrection. So long, Mel, have a nice trip.” *BANG!

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