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Author: ceciliazhang    Time: 2018-10-9 09:49:43     Title: Brooklyn Beckham accused of racism over photos of Asian tourists

(CGTN) Brooklyn Beckham, the eldest son of Victoria and David Beckham, has been accused of racism by Chinese netizens after posting photos of Asian tourists in Italy on Instagram.


The 19-year-old posted images of several Asian tourists sitting on a gondola and another woman walking in a supermarket aisle with the caption "No place like Italy innit" on his personal Instagram account on Friday.




Author: ceciliazhang    Time: 2018-10-9 09:50:27


Author: ceciliazhang    Time: 2018-10-9 09:50:56

Brooklyn Beckham posted an Instagram photo of an Asian woman walking in a supermarket aisle during his trip in Italy. /Screenshot of Instagram



The post was also liked by Romeo Beckham and Cruz Beckham, Brooklyn's brothers.


Many Chinese users found the post really offensive not only to the Chinese community but also to the whole Asian community as they believed he was trying to imply that there shouldn't be too many Asian tourists appeared in a European country.


Therefore, thousands of angry comments left by Chinese users flooded Brooklyn's Instagram post immediately.


Author: ceciliazhang    Time: 2018-10-9 09:51:10

A Chinese netizen leaves comment below Brooklyn Beckham's post. /Screenshot of Instagram



"…They [Chinese tourists] are free to go anywhere. I don't know what you mean by posting this. But Italy is fill [filled] with all sorts of tourists and I bet there are also a lot of Europeans," an Instagram user @chekejin commented below the post.


Author: ceciliazhang    Time: 2018-10-9 09:51:34

A Chinese netizen leaves comment below Brooklyn Beckham's post. /Screenshot of Instagram



"Just because people are from a different culture than you are doesn't make you superior to them and it's wrong to discriminate or degrade people who mind their own business and don't offend you. There are tons of European tourists in Italy as well as in New York and I don't see you posting specific stuff about that so this isn't a very friendly post," commented Instagram user @_zhengl.


Many Chinese netizens also took to domestic social media platform Weibo to criticize his rude behavior.


Author: ceciliazhang    Time: 2018-10-9 09:52:01

Chinese netizen criticizes Brooklyn Beckham's "racist" behavior on Chinese social media platform Weibo. /Screenshot of Weibo‍



"For whatever reason, it is impolite for him to take pictures of others without their knowledge. And why doesn't the place look like Italy anymore only with the presence of Chinese tourists?" commented a user @chihuoliuyouyou on Weibo.


The post had been later deleted by Brooklyn and his Instagram account was set private.


Coincidentally, the post clashed with the ongoing China's National Day holiday that kicked off on October 1, therefore many related the issue to the increasing number of Chinese tourists traveling in Europe during the week-long holiday.


In recent years, more and more Chinese people prefer to spend their holiday traveling abroad. An estimated seven million Chinese people were expected to spend their National Day holiday traveling overseas this year, according to a tourism report made by Ctrip, Chinese online travel agency.


Author: petera    Time: 2018-10-9 13:30:24

Female haircut

The punk's female hairstyle is disgusting.
Author: parcher    Time: 2018-10-9 21:58:51

Take pics without the owners consent says one netizen.....i Nearly choked on my noodles when i read that....
Author: pnp    Time: 2018-10-11 12:09:40

This post was edited by pnp at 2018-10-11 12:10
parcher Post time: 2018-10-9 21:58
Take pics without the owners consent says one netizen.....i Nearly choked on my noodles when i read  ...

Why are the Chinese complaining about that when they are guilty of same at home and abroad?   If you were asked in a supermarket in China to sample some foods, beware, while you are sampling, a sales assistant would be taking your photo without your consent, and before you know it, you are on their advertisements or some other publicity materials!
Author: parcher    Time: 2018-10-11 12:44:02

pnp Post time: 2018-10-11 12:09
Why are the Chinese complaining about that when they are guilty of same at home and abroad?   If yo ...

sitting opposite to someone on a subway or a bus as well, or in a restaurant.....
Author: cmknight    Time: 2018-10-12 06:42:17

Maybe the guy just likes Asian people ...
Author: pnp    Time: 2018-10-12 11:33:44

cmknight Post time: 2018-10-12 06:42
Maybe the guy just likes Asian people ...

That reminds me of a common sight in China; the Chinese would gather round to take pictures of foreigners and their families at outings, without their consent of course, as if those foreigners are zoo animals!  It's invading their privacy and causing them inconvenience; they would rather be left alone to enjoy their outings!
Author: pnp    Time: 2018-10-12 12:10:04

cmknight Post time: 2018-10-12 06:42
Maybe the guy just likes Asian people ...

Just like the Chinese, who like to take photos of foreigners who look different from themselves, the whites, blacks and browns, not the yellow ones!  They corner them in public parks etc, inconveniencing them.
Author: cmknight    Time: 2018-10-13 07:50:43

pnp Post time: 2018-10-12 12:10
Just like the Chinese, who like to take photos of foreigners who look different from themselves, t ...

But ... I don't see anyone who's "cornered". They just look like candid shots.
Author: Newtown    Time: 2018-10-14 05:02:23

ceciliazhang Post time: 2018-10-9 09:51
A Chinese netizen leaves comment below Brooklyn Beckham's post. /Screenshot of Instagram

"…They [C ...

Are you "tryna" say that tourists are free to go anywhere they like in China ? Are tourists free to take photos anywhere they like in China ? If Beckhams' photos are "ambiguous" then why do you doubt his intentions ? Why do you have such doubts ?  If his father David Beckham came to China, people would be falling over themselves with their smart phones to take pictures of him.
Author: emanreus    Time: 2018-10-14 16:18:40

petera Post time: 2018-10-9 13:30
Female haircut

The punk's female hairstyle is disgusting.

hmm, you call this a 'style'
Author: Newtown    Time: 2018-10-14 16:30:22

emanreus Post time: 2018-10-14 16:18
hmm, you call this a 'style'

Of course the hairstyles you can see of Chinese youth, particularly those working as hair dressers themselves, are very tasteful and stylish indeed. Not.
Author: GreenNanning    Time: 2018-10-15 20:29:15

who is this guy? why is what he says about something so heeded?
Chinese users cannot access to Instagram by law, so it doesn't matter whatever he said.
Author: emanreus    Time: 2018-10-16 12:30:35

Newtown Post time: 2018-10-14 16:30
Of course the hairstyles you can see of Chinese youth, particularly those working as hair dressers ...

You seem to get me on the wrong end.

  Them people sporting this laughable trend are folks like you and me, misguided by Hollywood Stylist.
Nothing ever good came out of there since 1853. This was Hollywood was established...

  Today, it's totally booked out by Uncle Sam's war department and their overseas missions...
Author: Liononthehunt    Time: 2018-10-18 20:04:40

Beckham is a legend in the sport of soccer, his son is a crap every respect.
Author: Newtown    Time: 2018-10-21 06:34:16

emanreus Post time: 2018-10-16 12:30
You seem to get me on the wrong end.

  Them people sporting this laughable trend are folks like y ...

You seem not able to well write Engrish (sic). What happened in USA in 1853 ? As a suburb of Los Angeles, Hollywood would not have appeared until several decades after that date. Are you say that "Uncle Sam's war department" controls the output of Hollywood films ? Does Beijing's military command do the same in China ?
Author: emanreus    Time: 2018-10-22 12:58:26

Newtown Post time: 2018-10-21 06:34
You seem not able to well write Engrish (sic). What happened in USA in 1853 ? As a suburb of Los A ...


  Around 1911 the first studio in Hollywood was built.  The first movie ever shot in Hollywood, In Old California, was a Biograph melodrama about California in the 19th century, when when California belonged to Mexico...

  And Hollywood grew. Before WW2 movies were made in several US cities.  

     It was Griffith'sl 1915 'Birth of a Nation' that pioneered the worldwide filming vocabulary that still dominates celluloid to this day...

And yes, Holywood is one of America's many Agencies.  And I must say, much much more productive compared to their  War Office which is running the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard combined...

  The name change from War Office to "Department of Defense" is meant to appeace common people...






Author: emanreus    Time: 2018-11-18 21:26:00

emanreus Post time: 2018-10-22 12:58
Around 1911 the first studio in Hollywood was built.  The first movie ever shot in Hollywood, I ...

I hope you managed to comprehend my writing




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