My People Hate Mimi?
October 26, 2006 12:00:00 Posted at October 26, 2006 12:00:00
And shame on us! La Favourite Fromage was supposed to perform in Hong Kong but as a result of slow ticket sales and what’s been descrbed as “unreasonable demands”, Hello Kitty’s second capital gave her the proverbial boot – quite the insult for one of the most successful recording artists in history. Given that my parents hail from Hong Kong and that I spent much of my youth there, I am incredibly insulted. Cantopop is brain numbing at best, Hong Kong musicians rarely perform original material – at least not when I was listening to it –and the songs that become hits are more often than not borrowed from Japanese material, sometimes even English-speaking contemporaries. One of the most popular icons, a woman named Faye Wong, recorded a Chinese cover of The Cranberries Dreams in 90s, and I remember they all lost their sh-t about her “unique sound.” Um…give me a f&cking break. Not that I don’t love Asian entertainment and its peculiar flavour but please…to shun Mimi? Mimi in all her bodacious glory? The woman who will not be photographed by certain angles? The woman who is so shamelessly corny you can’t help but embrace her? Because of unreasonable demands? It is a crime, gossips. And I wonder if it has anything to do with size. Just so you know, Nicole Richie is the norm in Hong Kong. Girls who are a size 0 obsess about becoming a double 0 and to do so is totally normal. Could the cheesy curves have been a turnoff? At the risk of inviting a nasty feng shui curse all over my Chinese ass, I hereby declare I am firmly, 100% on the site of Team Mimi. Source