12 August 2008

Double Standard

I was so shocked when I saw the front page of The Star today. It's a news about the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Beijing. The girl who sang during the grand opening ceremony was actually miming and only put on stage because the real singer was considered not cute enuff. Can you believe that?? Such a double standard, isnt it?

The cute girl, Lin Miaoke was using Yang Peiyi's voice that night. The reason was for the national interest. The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feelings, and expression. Lin Miaoke is excellent in those aspects. But in the aspect of voice, Yang Peiyi is flawless. If I'm Yang Peiyi's parents, I would not allow my daughter's voice to be used - never. This is really cruel. How can a 7 year old girl not cute? All children are cute in their own special way. Yang Peiyi has a beautiful voice & it's only fair she would be under the limelight not the other girl.

Anyway, this has always been tha case. Those with good looks always get a better opportunity... be it in career, relationship, showbiz.....practically everything. Those who are the not-so-cute ones have to really struggle to excel. Life is unfair......it never did. Morale of the story is ....good future lies on a beautiful face.


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