WATCH: 'White South Africans' starts trending on Twitter after woman's comments about Hong Kong protests

BBSA

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 11, 2005
Messages
11,937
A white South African woman who moved to Hong Kong has become a topic of discussion on social media after a video of her making a plea for Hong Kong protests to stop went viral.

The young woman dressed in a yellow dress was in tears as she explained to AFP journalist Elaine Yu that she moved from South Africa to get away from protests. Earlier she had knelt before the Chinese police with her hands in prayer.

“South Africa has this…I don’t want this. This is not the Hong Kong that I’ve learnt to love. Everyone in Hong Kong is so loveable and welcoming for all foreigners and then to experience this … it hurts me,” she said.

When she was asked by journalists what she thinks about the police’s actions towards protesters she said there is a good and a bad side to both parties.

“There is a good and a bad to both protesters and there is a good and a bad to police and I just wish that both sides would just stop. Like I understand what they are fighting for and appreciate what everyone is fighting for but this is not what we are supposed to be like. We’re supposed to be fighting together not against each other.”

“This is not the Hong Kong I want to be in, like really I don’t,” she said.

https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/amp/news/2019-08-12-watch-white-south-africans-starts-trending-on-twitter-after-womans-comments-about-hong-kong-protests

 

Cray

Honorary Master
Joined
Oct 11, 2010
Messages
19,544
This is the type that doesn't care about freedom so long as the trains run on time and that litter is picked up on the streets.

She should go and live in China if she wants to live in a police state.
The idea that anyone could move to Hong Kong and not know about the shadow of China looming over it....
 

RaptorSA

Expert Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2008
Messages
3,669
I must be missing something but what is her deal?
I thought these protests were against the Chinese dictators being dicks to foreigners.
 

Tman*

Expert Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2012
Messages
2,424
I think she was originally from "Bryaaaaaanston doll"
 

ɹǝuuᴉM

Expert Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2015
Messages
3,107
She gives South Africa a bad name. What protests and riots is this "white" woman talking about? There use to be protests in South Africa as part of the liberation struggle but that was 30+ years ago. When did she move to Hong Kong?
 
Top