Discussion » Current Events » Charlie Sheen is not Filial

  • Minger
    Minger wrote:
    <p>See the full global times article. This is cow pussy. If you get it, keep your mouth shut so the author doesn't get sent to a labor camp.</p> <p><a href="http://beijing.globaltimes.cn/two-cents/opinion/2011-03/630731.html">http://beijing.globaltimes.cn/two-cents/opinion/2011-03/630731.html</a></p> <ul id="source"> <li id="site">Source: Global Times </li> <li id="get_date">[10:34 March 07 2011]</li> <li id="pl"><a title="Comments" href="http://encomment.huanqiu.com/content_comment.php?tid=630731&amp;mid=1&amp;cid=200">Comments</a></li> </ul> <p><span><strong>By Hao Leifeng</strong></span></p> <p>Actor Charlie Sheen is a classic example of the difference in Western and Eastern values and norms.</p> <p>Ignoring public pleas from his father, Sheen has continued a weeklong media blitz, exhibiting obvious signs of mania. With no firm hand to guide them, Western media has deliberately goaded him into making increasingly delusional statements, more concerned about "winning" higher ratings than Sheen's own sense of pride, or the negative example his brash public admissions about his private sex life and unverifiable international conspiracies could be setting for society.</p> <p>How many young people have been led astray by Sheen's boasts about his substance abuse and freewheeling sex life? And that was when he was in character on national television, as a randy bachelor in Two and a Half Men.</p> <p>Sheen attracted 1 million Twitter followers in just 24 hours, yet more evidence that microblogs spread the most unhealthy contagions in society like a disease. Chinese family, coworkers, or the authorities would have taken firm steps to make sure someone like Sheen did not make a public spectacle of himself.</p> <p>Take Edison Chen, who humbly apologized and slipped away to Canada. Or Li Gang's father, who wept as he sought forgiveness on his son's behalf....</p>
  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    "...His employers are unhappy that he was distracted with prostitutes and drugs, and didn't show up to work on time. Why not take a tip from the Chinese business community, and make visits to a KTV parlor part of Sheen's workday?

    And instead of epic parties at his home with porn stars, why not keep Sheen occupied with business banquets?..."

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    Can I get a raised fist of solidarity from all my fellow tiger-blooded Vatican warlock assassins?

  • Martin Svean
    Martin Svean wrote:

    all hypocrites.

  • pommie
    pommie wrote:

    The Global Times doesn't have the right kind of brain to comprehend Warlock Latin.

  • High Priest
    High Priest wrote:

    Moming, u should add this statement from the article too,

    Racism, spousal abuse, addiction, politics, mental illness, boasting about mistresses, - these are all subjects best dealt with behind closed doors.

     

  • Simen Wangberg

    BROFIST.

    Um, can someone remind me of when Martin Sheen was president? Cos I don't remember that. I mean, besides the time when he played one on TV.

    I'm really loving this bit: "...yet more evidence that microblogs spread the most unhealthy contagions in society like a disease." Butthole revolution hint hint.

  • Ejdnzlaj
    Ejdnzlaj wrote:

    oh, global times opinion pieces. what will you do next?

  • Ed Legend
    Ed Legend wrote:
  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

     

    "Chinese microbloggers have been trying to lure women into posing for lewd photos with iPhones suspended between their cleavage over the last five days, supposedly to win a free iPhone. This shows the danger of microblogs spreading rumors and unhealthy information. Although clearly a ruse and denied by Apple, this "contest" attracted at least 1,000 comments and was reposted more than 6,000 times."

    ...

    "The kind of emphasis on large breasts implicit in the fake iPhone contest spreads a certain model of hegemony that benefits the West, and does little to flatter the special, delicate Chinese characteristics of our women."

    ...

    "Future contests along these lines should be supervised by officials, and require women to hold an iPhone between their comparatively well-proportioned thighs, rather than between cleavage that may or may not be deep enough for the job. This way, China will win in the long run, and the Chinese people will stay focused on what we say is important."

    ಠ_ಠ

  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    Are all of you fucking around, or do only Ed and Dando get the joke?

  • Simen Wangberg

    Ummmm Gaokao Gone Wild? YES. I'm starting to think this guy is trying to take the piss. What's the joke?

  • Simen Wangberg

    Waaaaaaait a minute.

    eheheheheheh I'm lovin' it.

  • Rune
    Rune wrote:

    that reminds me, I just saw one of the Kuang Kuang cartoons in the subway today. I didnt think that was gonna happen after the 小白兔 one.

  • Mari Vidste
    Mari Vidste wrote:

    My christened fist, created and ever-strengthened by my Adonis DNA, rises into the air...

    ...Sheen is teaching a master class on how to use the media for high-level fun.

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    What joke?

  • 外交猫
    外交猫 wrote:

    Fuck, I can't believe I almost missed this article because I spent a day refusing to click on a forum post about Charlie Sheen.

    This dude Hao Leifeng is my new hero, if that's his real name.  Are the editors Global Times really so retarded to not understand what he's doing?  He must have someone getting his back at a higher level, because too many people speak English well over there to not sniff out what he's up to.  But I guess they feel safe since they know that the CPC bosses don't have strong enough command of English to understand how subversive this stuff is.

    Then again, it's only subversive if people understand what he's really saying, which clearly almost no one does, based on the responses on this page.

  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    It's a pretty safe bet that that guy's American. Global Times has some great editors on pen names there. Clearly, it's not subversive, and everyone here is a moron. Mike, I lost some respect for you today.

  • Ejdnzlaj
    Ejdnzlaj wrote:

    If it wasn't for the Edison Chen/Li Gang line and then the KTV part onward, I'd almost believe it was genuine. Highest level satire. I saw a blog report on one of his posts earlier and have a mssive rant about it. It was a way more subtle one though, I think it was the iPhone one.

    EDIT: Same blogger got trolled again:
    http://www.pekingduck.org/2011/03/the-global-times-on-charlie-sheen/ 

  • Simen Wangberg

    It just took me a few minutes to figure it out! Actually, I'm pretty sure I know the guy in question. He funny.

  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    The writer? Is he American? Is it the same guy who wrote the Alejandro column?

  • Simen Wangberg

    Alejandro column? Didn't catch that one. Can't/won't say any more about it though, in the interest of maintaining confidence. SUSPENSE!

  • Undermoonlight

    See New York Times article: "When your name becomes a verb"...

  • Undermoonlight

    The man who wrote the aritcle on the so-called The Global Times is fine--bias exists everywhere, but the editor who put it on the newspaper(website)  is obviously non-professional. Yes, it's sad (and also a widespread phenomenon) that non-professionals can occupy professional positions in China...a reflection of China's unsophisticated social mechanism which cannot keep pace with modern develooment...

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    @PJ Davis, I'd keep that under my hat if I were you.

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