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OBG Update: Go! Oriental Angel




Monday, December 21, 2009

Pictured above:  Lou Jing / Photo from CNN.com
This post is a further update to OBG's blog post of September 26, 2009 regarding the same subject.
Lou Jing was born 20 years ago in Shanghai to a Chinese mother and an African-American father.  Growing up with a single mom in central Shanghai, Lou Jing said she had good friends and lived a normal life. "When I was young, I didn't feel any different," she said.  But as soon as she stepped into the national spotlight on a Chinese reality television show called "Go! Oriental Angel," Lou Jing became a national sensation -- not necessarily because of her talent, but how she looked.  The reality show hosts fondly called her "chocolate girl" and "black pearl." The Chinese media fixated on her skin color. Netizens flooded Web sites with comments saying she "never should have been born" and telling her to "get out of China." Check out the CNN news report here and read the article here [Source: CNN.com]

1 comments:

Anonymous on: December 22, 2009 at 7:55 PM said...

WOW this was a really great story. im japanese and jamaican and always wished i could move to asia and live there. now i see what i might have faced if i grew up there.
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