as if the controversy of some of the opening ceremony’s fireworks is not enough, the world has uncovered another loophole from the seemingly flawless spectacle of the recent beijing olympics opening ceremonies. this time it’s not about faking sparks, it’s about hiding them.
earlier this morning i’ve heard from the news that the little girl singing during the opening ceremonies is not actually singing at all. she lip-synched to the voice of another kid, who, apparently was not “cute” enough to be presented on the world stage despite her talent. yang peiyi, the 7-year-old singer behind the voice of the cute girl in red during the olympics opening ceremony was hidden "… for the national interest," said chen qigang, the ceremony's musical director.
can the not-so-cute girls with exceptional talent still represent china in front of the world? how objective can beauty be (or cuteness for this matter) in china?
i still have faith over the drumbeaters and the other performers during the opening ceremonies. i do hope they are not cyborgs or superhumans conditioned to perform that day.
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