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Taiwanese superstar flamed over Nikon camera

Publication Date : 17-10-2012

 

TAIPEI: With the territorial dispute over a group of islands between China and Japan still unresolved, Taiwanese actor-singer Wang Lee Hom zoomed straight into controversy after posting a picture of himself showing off a Japanese-made Nikon camera. Patriotic Chinese netizens criticised him after he posted the photo on his Weibo page on October 14 saying he was pleased with the arrival of the camera as it would improve his photo-taking skills. Wang, 36, is the spokesman for Nikon in China, but Japan and China have been at loggerheads over the sensitive issue of the sovereignty of the islands called Senkaku Islands in Japan and Diaoyu Islands in China. "Stepping on this landmine, even a Heavenly King must die," went one barb on the blog, referring to the Chinese- American singer who is based in Taiwan.

 

With the territorial dispute over a group of islands between China and Japan still unresolved, Taiwanese actor-singer Wang Lee Hom zoomed straight into controversy after posting a picture of himself showing off a Japanese-made Nikon camera.

Patriotic Chinese netizens criticised him after he posted the photo on his Weibo page on October 14 saying he was pleased with the arrival of the camera as it would improve his photo-taking skills.

Wang, 36, is the spokesman for Nikon in China, but Japan and China have been at loggerheads over the sensitive issue of the sovereignty of the islands called Senkaku Islands in Japan and Diaoyu Islands in China.

"Stepping on this landmine, even a Heavenly King must die," went one barb on the blog, referring to the Chinese- American singer who is based in Taiwan.

"Showing off your Japanese product at such a time. Don't you know about the Japan-China matter? So disappointing," went another, reported Apple Daily Taiwan.

His fans joined in with notes of support, leading to about 20,000 comments posted online in one night.

Wang had the whole thread deleted on October 15.

 

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