Taiwan flag grayed out at International dance contest

Taiwanese contestants see national flag grayed out by organizers of B-Boy competition during international broadcast

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/11/11
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taiwan flag grayed out during Red Bull BC One broadcast. (Youtube screenshot)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese street dancer was selected as one of the top 16 contestants in the annual Red Bull BC One International Dance Competition on Saturday (Nov. 9), but the Taiwan flag to display his hometown was grayed out during the entire international broadcast.

Nicknamed "BBoy Monkey King," from the dance group "Dream Runnerz," he made history by becoming the first Taiwanese dancer to qualify for the Round of 16 at the Red Bull BC One International in Mumbai, India. However, during the international broadcast of the dance battle, the national flags of all the contestants were shown except his, reported ETtoday.

Taiwan legislator Peng Chung-Hao (彭俊豪) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) shared his disappointment through Facebook on Sunday (Nov. 10), calling it a shame. He said it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Taiwanese dancer to make an impression and he could not even say where he came from.

Peng added that politics has no place in street dance competitions like this, reported Liberty Times. According to Yahoo News, Taiwanese netizens were furious about the national flag being blurred by organizers of the competition.    [FULL  STORY]

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