Okay, so someone posted this on one of the forums that I frequent:
BEIJING — One little girl had the looks. The other had the voice.
So in a last-minute move demanded by one of China's highest officials, the two were put together for the Olympic opening ceremony, with one lip-synching "Ode to the Motherland" over the other's singing.
Apparently, some idiots decided that the girl with the talent wasn't cute enough to actually have her singing seen. So they hired another kid to lip sync it for her. How fucking lame is that? I am appaled. I can remember going through shit like this when I was in elementary school, when I was accepted into all of the honors choirs, got all of the solos and started working professionally as a singer as a child... and still was tormented by my peers for being the fat kid.
Gimme a goshdamn break, people. We should be past this already. China is not going to look bad because the kid singing has a few crooked baby teeth. China is going to look bad when you replace her, shoot your own citizens, and run your country with a ragime that you refuse to admit hurts more than it helps.
Seriously, fuck you China.
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