Hong Kong and the mainland can’t seem to stop offending one another. The latest rumpus, as explained by Bad Canto, began after the Hong Kong TV series Friendly Fire depicted two pregnant women — one local and one from the mainland — arguing in a hospital. The controversial scene is above.
Via Singapore Yahoo:
In the scene, actress Mandy Wong plays an illegal mainland pregnant woman called Fei Fei who was criticised by a Hong Kong woman for eating hot pot in the hospital room. Fei Fei then exclaimed, “All you Hong Kong people know are to file complaints. You can’t understand at all”. After an argument, Fei Fei’s husband later retorted, “You Hong Kong people are of such low quality!”
The mentioned scene was similar to a real-life situation last year, when a Hong Kong mother had complained about a mainland mother for eating hot pot in a hospital room.
Ah, but what have we learned about depicting reality? On Chinese television, you can’t do it without offending people.
If you’re interested in what netizens are saying on both sides of the aisle, check out the Bad Canto post, if you can stand people on the Internet being, well, people on the Internet.