‘HORSE-BRAIN JELLYFISH’:Ma Ying-jeou was said to be excited when volunteer workers at the Presidential Office proposed making the sarcastic Facebook video
Date: May 19, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) won unusual praise from netizens yesterday after he uploaded
a sarcastic and self-deprecating video on Facebook in which he responded to his nicknames and ridiculed his own comments over the past eight years.
In a nearly four-minute video posted on Facebook yesterday morning, two days before he leaves office, Ma took a humorous approach to some of the most well-known nicknames given to him by netizens during his two presidential terms, such as “horse-brain jellyfish” (馬腦水母), “death-grip handshake” (死亡之握) and “deer antlers” (鹿茸).
“More than five years have passed since the creation of my Facebook fan page in January 2011, during which time the page has been ‘liked’ by about 1.67 million people,” Ma said in the video.
Ma said whenever he has the time, he personally checks the comments on his Facebook page, some of which he said are constructive criticism, while others often left him “not knowing whether to laugh or cry.” [FULL STORY]