Insulting message in Yilan ballot box elicits cheers

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 18, 2016
By: Chu Tse-Wei / Staff reporter

A message intended for China-based Taiwanese singer Huang An (黃安) that was pulled from a ballot box on Saturday prompted applause and cheering from people watching the poll count at Yilan County’s Sansing Township (三星).

Poll watchers burst into applause when an A4 sized piece of paper that had the sentence “Huang An eats shit” written on it in red ink was pulled out of a ballot box during vote counting.

Huang accused South Korea-based Taiwanese singer Chou Tzu-yu (周子瑜) of being a supporter of Taiwanese independence because she held a Republic of China flag on a South Korean variety show.

Just hours before Saturday’s elections, a video was released of Chou making an apology.

There was near unanimous sympathy and support for the 16-year-old, as it was speculated that her Korean bosses forced her to apologize, under pressure from Chinese fans.     [FULL  STORY]

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