“You’re a Phony, a Big Fat Phony! Hey Everybody, He’s a Phony!”
China admitted faking the opening fireworks of the Olympic Opening Ceremony as well as faking the voice of the cute little singer who sang their national song. And, to anyone who has watched the Chinese women gymnasts, it appears blatantly obvious that several of their gymnasts are well under 16 years old, the age required to participate in the Olympics. Shoot, one of them looks barely seven and a half and appears to have not lost all of her baby teeth.
It’s pretty disappointing to see a country so bent on image and victory that they are willing to cast their integrity, without a second thought, to the wayside. The Chinese people ought to be embarrassed of these forgeries and demand that the deceptions end. Fat chance that will happen, eh? Maybe they could just fake an apology…
PS. if you can find a clip of the Family Guy scene this post’s title comes from let me know! I can’t find it anywhere. – Thanks jimi!
Update: More Fakery
Another section of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony has been exposed as faked – the children supposedly representing the country’s 56 ethnic groups were in fact all from the same one, the majority Han Chinese race.
They were dressed in costumes associated with the country’s ethnic minorities, including those from troubled areas such as Tibet and the muslim province of Xinjiang. Such displays of “national unity” are a compulsory part of any major state occasion.
But the children were all from the Han Chinese majority, which makes up more than 90 per cent of the population and is culturally and politically dominant, according to an official with the cultural troupe from which they were selected.
The official guide to the opening ceremony said that the children did not just represent but “came from” China’s ethnic groups.
“Fifty-six children from 56 Chinese ethnic groups cluster around the Chinese national flag, representing the 56 ethnic groups,” it said. (source: Telegraph)