mandag 14. februar 2022

China savages American 'traitor' in ugly Winter Olympics furore

Chinese internet users have dubbed 22-year-old figure skater Nathan Chen a 'traitor' and demanded he 'get out of China' after winning gold for Team USA in the men's individual figure skating. Chen, a Chinese American who also helped Team USA to silver in the team competition, was subjected to a barrage of taunts by Chinese social media users for his efforts. Users were evidently angered by Chen's decision to represent the United States, many taking to Chinese social media platform Weibo to suggest he was 'insulting China' and that he was 'too white'.

Back in October, Chen threw his support behind teammate Evan Bates, who called out China's record of human rights abuses in an interview leading up to the Beijing Winter Olympics.