China to name and shame lip-synching performers
Remember the outrage during the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics when that little girl was lip-synching in place of the real singer who was not cute enough to be representing the Chinese. Well, in a surprising move, China will be naming and shaming artists who lip-sync or engage in other "fake" acts at concerts - and a removal of their performing licenses second time around.
The amendment posted on the ministry's website stated "Performers must not cheat audiences by lip-synching, and concert organizers must not arrange for performers to lip-sync."
China will name and shame artists who lip-synch or engage in other "fake" acts at commercial concerts, with repeat offenders getting their performing licenses revoked, local media reported on Thursday, citing the Ministry of Culture.
Wasn't it the Chinese government who decided that the real singer wasn't cute enough to represent the country's image? Now after the fact, they are punishing performers for something they deemed acceptable before? What was worst was the little girl was denied singing due to her looks. Just a little hypocritical in my opinion.