Tuesday, August 12, 2008

China's Milli Vanilli

OK, it's not that bad but you have to question the "wisdom" of the senior Communist Party official. I wonder if he personally told Peiyi's parents that their 7-year old daughter wasn't pretty enough.

LA Times Article
But it wasn't Miaoke who was singing. Chen Qigang, the ceremony's music director, told state broadcaster Beijing Radio that the voice heard around the world belonged to 7-year-old Yang Peiyi.

Peiyi had the voice and was supposed to perform, but was yanked at the last minute because her looks were deemed not suitable by a senior Communist Party official, Chen said.

"It was for the national interest," Chen told Beijing Radio. "The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feelings and expression."

Well, I'm glad that the music director originally wanted Yang Peiyi to sing and the stupidity lies with the CCP official. I wonder why he/she didn't object to the change; maybe it's not wise to go against a senior party official.

OMG! Where did this come from? I am truly embarrassed.

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