I’ve been busy these few days, and I was denied the routine of sitting down and read the newspaper over my usual cuppa tea. So pardon the awkward timing of the comment on this particular news. Okay, this news was taken from The Star Malaysia, Wednesday 13 August 2008, entitling, The Singer Who Didn’t Sing.
For those who wondered what this is all about, this, people, is about the little girl, Lin Miaoke who starred in the Olympic Opening ceremony was miming her words while the real singer, the girl depicted in the bottom left of the picture, Yang Peiyi was shoved off in a corner because the Chinese authority who are in charge of the Olympic opening ceremony considered her ‘not pretty enough’ to be presented to the public.
It was revealed that the real singer, Yang Peiyi does not have stage fright or anything that could have prevented her from performing live in the ceremony, and yet they had chosen another girl who can barely sing without going off key to mime during the opening ceremony. This disgust me to no end. She had crooked teeth, a bit chubby and looking typically Chinese and in comparison to Lin Miaoke, she’s not so cute. But what gives the Chinese authority the rights to shove her in a little corner while a girl who was chosen purely because of her looks with no talents in singing or whatsoever to enjoy the limelight?
What exactly are they trying to tell the world? Are they trying to douse us with the cold reality that looks is actually VERY important that it is okay to fake it? Does the real singer look so monstrously ugly that they took away what is actually her rights? This is Olympic, for god sake. Olympic is all about talents, efforts and ability to compete, not about looks, and yet they ‘nailed’ it during the opening ceremony. I’m disappointed. So much about playing fair.
To me, this is an insult to my intelligence. To everyone’s intelligence, in fact. But then again, this does not only happen in China, does it? It happens everywhere in almost every industry, and every part of the world, only in different ways. God knows how many ‘singers’ who couldn’t sing a tune are enjoying the limelight just by lip syncing, and we’ll definitely have no idea how many ghost writers/painters it is out there while the ones with good looks or loaded with money and power enjoys the fame and strictly denies the ones who look ‘not so passable’ what is actually theirs.
Personally, I’m a bit worried for the girl who was thrown in the limelight because of her looks. They had somehow taught her that as long as she have good looks, it is all right not to be talented and enjoy whatever it is coming her way. I wonder what will become of her. She’s still so young and yet faking it already. If people do not change their ways and their perspective of ‘talents’, I shudder to think what will become of both girls…
Cleffairy: Human are created by God, and so, to me, saying another God’s creation is ugly and not good enough to be publicly displayed is an insult to God’s creation.