Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Shame on them!

(No, not these cute little girls!)

I’m sure most of you have heard about the misuse of two young girls by the Chinese Olympic Committee last week.

Adorable little Lin Maioke stood up before the world and sang Hymn to the Motherland. Or so it seemed. But in reality, the sweet, clear voice was that of another girl, Yang Peiyi.

It seemed the powers that be didn’t find Lin’s voice pleasing enough and thought that Yang wasn’t cute enough. So one girl sang and the other a did a lip-sync.

Does that make anyone other than myself angry?

I’ve begun to pray for those little girls. I hope the stigma of just being a pretty face doesn’t handicap Lin, and I hope that Yang doesn’t grow up doubting her beauty or feeling unworthy.

The officials feel justified in their decision because it was an image that would reflect on their national culture. Oh, also – the fireworks tracking through the city to the stadium was computer generated, not authentic.

Give me a break!

So, apparently reality is not as important to the Chinese Communists as image is.  To me that fact speaks louder than any of their trumped up propaganda.

Thanks for letting me rant. 


Kay Day said...

It ticks me off, too. But it's China. I don't have very high expectations.

Jan Parrish said...

Unbelievable.I think both of these girls are adorable.