Prime 10 Chinese language Ladies listing taken down because of objections from netizens over the inclusion of Lee Jinglei and Du Meizhu

Mandopop singer Wang Leehom’s ex-wife Lee Jinglei might have gained a whole lot of assist from many because the messy break up between the couple unspooled, however not sufficient it appears for her to be thought-about among the many Prime 10 Chinese language Ladies for 2021.

A submit on social media platform Weibo stated that Chinese language tradition journal New Weekly took down its listing of Prime 10 Chinese language Ladies for 2021 because of sturdy objections from netizens over the inclusion of Ms Lee and 19-year-old influencer Du Meizhu.

Ms Lee, who is just not within the leisure enterprise, was praised by many netizens for the excellence of her written Chinese language, as seen in a number of Instagram posts the place she poured out her coronary heart.

Ladies, particularly, additionally cheered her on for not tolerating her husband’s indiscretions.

The South China Morning submit even reported final month that Lee’s phrases had been “nicknamed the “hammer of the thunder goddess”, and have been “praised as exact and highly effective, particularly when in comparison with her former companion.”

She has even been in comparison with the Norse god of thunder, Thor, since a Chinese language character in her identify, “lei” has the identical pronunciation because the phrase in Mandarin for “thunder.”

Picture: FB screengrab/Sixth Tone

Ms Du, characterised within the media as “the catalyst to Kris Wu’s downfall” is a scholar in Beijing. On July 8, 2021, Ms Du posted on her Weibo account an accusation that the Chinese language-Canadian rapper and actor raped her in addition to a lot of different ladies, a few of whom have been underage.

Wu was arrested shortly afterwards and has been detained since then.

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Each Ms Lee and Ms Du have been praised by New Weekly for his or her whistleblowing, which the journal stated triggered a larger dialogue in society about points affecting ladies.

Nevertheless, perhaps not everyone seems to be a fan.

Commenters objected to their inclusion on the listing, saying that their achievements don’t evaluate to the opposite ladies, together with, Wang Yaping, the primary Chinese language girl to ever carry out a spacewalk, and Zhang Guimei, who has a protracted and storied profession as an educator and who based China’s first and solely free public highschool for women.

New Weekly has since taken down the listing. /TISG

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