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Chinese Reactions to Wendi Deng Hitting Husband Murdoch’s Attacker

Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng jumping up to protect her husband and fight off the assailant.

Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng jumping up to protect her husband and fight off the assailant.

From NetEase:

Murdoch attacked at hearing, Wendi Deng protects husband

Summary: In the hearings held by the United Kingdom Parliament, [Rupert] Murdoch was suddenly attacked at the hearings table by a white male. This man threw a plate filled with shaving foam at Murdoch. He was then taken away by police, and the hearings were interrupted as a result. Sitting at the hearings table, Mudoch’s wife Wendi Deng jumped up from her seat to strike back at the man.

Videos of the incident and news reports with video of the incident were amongst the most viewed videos on the Chinese internet for the day.

On YouTube:

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From QQ:

Murdoch attacked during hearings, Wendi Deng jumps to counterattack attacker

Morning July 20th Beijing Time, as the UK Parliament questioned the Murdoch father and son pair over the “News of the World” phone hacking scandal, a man suddenly rushed forward from the public gallery with a plate in his hand and got past the people beside Murdoch to attack him. Behind, wife Wendi Deng quickly leaped up and immediately slapped the attacker. The attacker was then taken away by police.

Jonathan May-Bowles attacks News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch at a London hearing over the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

Photo is of a man suddenly rushing forward from the public gallery with a plate in his hand getting past the people beside Murdoch to attack him.

Jonathan May-Bowles throws a plate of shaving foam at Rupert Murdoch at Parliament hearings in London.

The man throwing the plate at Murdoch.

Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng jumping up to protect her husband and fight off the assailant.

Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng raising her arms to block.

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch attacked with foam pie at London Parliament hearings.

Composite image of the incident.

James and Rupert Murdoch answering Parliament questions over the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

After the attacking incident, Murdoch took off his coat and returned to the hearing.

Jonathan May-Bowles being arrested for assaulting Rupert Murdoch with a foam pie.

Police arresting the troublemaker.

Jonnie Marbles being arrested for assaulting Rupert Murdoch with a foam pie.

Police arresting the troublemaker.

Jonathan May-Bowles being arrested for assaulting Rupert Murdoch with a foam pie.

Police arresting the troublemaker.

Son James Murdoch, wife Wendi Deng, and Rupert Murdoch at London Parliament hearings over the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

Before the incident, Murdoch and son James and wife Wendi Deng in London for questioning by Parliament over the News Corp. newspaper phone hacking scandal.

Wendi Deng clutching Rupert Murdoch's hand following the Parliament hearings over the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

After the hearings, Wendi Deng holding Murdoch’s hand tightly as they leave in a car.

Protestors outside the Parliament News Corp hearings.

Protestors gathered outside the hearings venue, and as the phone hacking scandal continues to ferment in England, public opinion begins to target Prime Minister [David] Cameron

Comments from Tianya:

lmnhtrfv:

One slap and the shares rebound. Niu!

nibeng:

A powerful woman. For Old Murdoch to like her there must be something she excels at. CCAV interviewed them and Old Murdoch said, “I am just a nervous husband.”

chin777:

Chinese women are truly “Tiger Moms” when protecting their husbands and sons~~~
Very fierce.
I think most Chinese wives, when their husbands are in trouble, would ignore everything and rush forth [to protect/help.]

芙中微露:

This slap matches this woman’s personality.

Taking action when the time is right, not backing down, that’s how she is where she is today.

许韵儿:

I like this woman. Aggressive enough, and fast enough reflexes.

公共马甲1326:

That speed…jumping to her feet completely without thinking to immediately to smack him. So niu

绿豆汤加糖:

This must be a kind of subconscious reflex, to protect one’s loved one with immediacy and resolve. I don’t think she did anything wrong, and is quite admirable. She truly loves Old Murdoch.

8卦鱼:

Deng’s reaction was even faster than Murdoch’s son, the people behind Young Murdoch had all taken action while Young Murdoch continued to sit there without movie. Old Murdoch’s wife cares more for him than his son!

不信缘分的缘分:

Even though Wendi Deng is singularly ugly, this act of protecting her husband I think is still rather moving. Mighty Sister Deng!

_FUBAR:

Truly a model of new era gold-diggers. Able to defeat the the wives, able to beat hooligans.

hairy_pig:

In the video, Wendi Deng’s reaction was very quick.
Immediately standing up and hitting back, and she wasn’t even in the same row as Murdoch.
I used to think was a gold-digger, but after all this time it seems like this couple actually has love.
That speed is probably natural, a natural reflex to hit back when one’s own is under attacked.
Of course, her inherent character was always rather aggressive.

讨厌淘宝:

Haha, the first thing I saw this morning was this piece of news. So gei li…this reaction, this speed, this stance, acting fast, aggressive, accurate…deserves to be called a talent/natural.

lovelovegirl1234:

I also previously felt she was with him for no real reason [love], but now…

西大街十三妹:

I think this has something to do with the character of Westerners; subconsciously always maintaining bearing.
Look at the woman on the side, her first reaction is to say “no, no, no”
What a stupid cunt, if it weren’t for her blocking Wendi Deng, that attacker would’ve been beaten to death by Deng.

I love Deng’s reaction, it was exhilarating to watch.
That attacker is must be the most unlucky attacker in history.
When he was being taken away by the police, his face was covered with shaving cream, probably thrown back on him by Deng.
Plus he was solidly smacked by Deng.
And then he has to go to the police station, what a stupid cunt.

I don’t care if Deng truly loves the old man or not but I was moved when I watched this.
“Killing 1000 while losing 800.” [an idiom meaning one wins but at a large cost to oneself]
She already hit him but then also fell herself.
[She was] definitely was going all out.

123456789的马甲:

O(∩_∩)O Hahaha~ I only want to say that now us Chinese women will never again be timid little submissive women in the eyes of laowai, because we’re still very fierce when it counts…

simaosimao:

Even though she has been the xiao san so many times, this smack was quite powerful/impressive.

wp520lp:

Deng — Obviously haven’t gotten the money yet, can’t let something happen to the old bastard.
Son — Already has the money in hand, may something quickly happen to the old bastard.

客串演出你行吗:

But I think all women would have that kind of reaction, right?
Only they can lay a hand on their own husbands, if anyone else dared to embarrass my husband then I’ll embarrass them!

billie06280628:

It’s said that Wendi Deng used to play volleyball. Fuck. The force of that smack couldn’t have been light…

chilavisto:

One smack and out comes several billions of USD; With one smack there won’t be anymore xiao si or xiao wu [subsequent or additional mistresses] who will dare prey on him; With one smack, the old man’s adult children are even more afraid of her; One smack has secured her a fat portion of the old man’s assets.

There have been a lot of comments by Chinese netizens on major Chinese discussion forums and social networking services such as Sina Weibo. Many of the reactions admire Wendi Deng for unreservedly coming to her husband’s defense although few who are familiar with her history have forgotten how she has climbed to her current position and the questions surrounding her motivations.

What do you think? As a woman, have you ever physically defended your man? As a man, has your woman ever physically defended you?

Wendi Deng clutching Rupert Murdoch's hand following the Parliament hearings over the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

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