‘Deadpool’ craze spills over to Taipei crime report

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/18
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, Feb. 18 (CNA) Ryan Reynolds’ “Deadpool” is not only stirring up a

Photo courtesy of Taipei City Police Department

Photo courtesy of Taipei City Police Department

superhero craze and making headlines in entertainment news around the world, it has also seeped into crime reporting in Taipei.

The Taiwanese media, not necessarily known for its seriousness and professionalism in reporting, on Thursday compared a man who was arrested recently for robbing a convenience store in Taipei to the protagonist of the American superhero film.

“Superhero robs a convenience store!?” an Apple Daily article screamed, while TV network Eastern Broadcasting Co. titled its video news with the slightly more verbose: “Having poured his savings into visiting his girlfriend, Canadian man robs convenience store dressed as Deadpool.”

Apple Daily went on to write, in its usual breathless prose: “…but this Deadpool had no superpower. He was tied to a roadside tree by pedestrians and the store clerk until the police arrived. The handsome Deadpool was battered and exhausted.”     [FULL  STORY]

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