President’s Facebook post gets flak as the heat wave continues

The China Post
Date: August 8, 2017
By: The China Post

A photo that President Tsai Ing-wen posted of herself watching TV got more than some

President Tsai Ing-wen’s Facebook page

Likes, after eagle-eyed Facebook users spotted what they thought was a sign that the air conditioning was on.

“Long sleeves, huh? Is the air conditioning too cold?” one user wrote archly.

Others complained: “Who wears long sleeves watching TV in August?” and “Are we not all trying to save electricity? The president should set an example.”

They were referring to Taiwan Power Company’s repeated calls for the public to cut back on electricity use, as consumption rises amid Taiwan’s worst heat spell of the year.

Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) said that Facebook users had missed the point of the social media post.

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