TAIPEI — Taiwanese singer Present Lo acquired backlash from Chinese language netizens yesterday (March 1) after he purchased 200 containers of Taiwan pineapples.
The information got here as China introduced that it could ban the import of the fruit from Taiwan after they allegedly discovered three sorts of bugs on the imports quite a few instances.
This led to many Taiwanese celebrities voicing their assist for Taiwanese farmers and selling Taiwan pineapples.
Present, who introduced that he had purchased 200 containers of pineapples, was focused by Chinese language social media customers who commented: “Don’t come to China to generate income once more!”
Others claimed he did it understanding that he has already misplaced his recognition in China and is subsequently, turning to Taiwan for assist.
Some even referred to as Present a supporter of Taiwan independence, and referred to as for a everlasting country-wide ban on him in China.
Taiwanese influencer Holger Chen has voiced his assist for Present.
Chen, who spent round NT$500,000 (S$24,000) on pineapples a number of days in the past, praised Present on his livestream yesterday: “Have a look at our Present Lo. He has the braveness to purchase pineapples and present his assist for Taiwan.”
“I love him,” Chen continued, and added that Present has “modified his methods” to assist Taiwan, which makes Present a “good man” in his books.
Chen additionally directed some harsh phrases at Chinese language netizens, calling them weak-minded whereas claiming that Present doesn’t want China anymore as he has “already made some huge cash”.