lip synching of Chinese anthem due to "buck" teeth !

lip synching of Chinese anthem due to "buck" teeth !

old fan
old fan

August 13th, 2008, 9:43 pm #1

http://www.newser.com/story/34728/china ... -fake.html

Many of you may have seen this, but this is terrible ! A talented and IMO cute little girl is denied credit for singing the anthem so beautifully because her teeth did not match the "image !" A "cuter" girl with straight teeth lip synched it and got all the praise and accolades ! How sad and superficial. I'm sure this is not an isolated incident...
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Julie Smith
Julie Smith

August 13th, 2008, 10:57 pm #2

I saw that on the news last night and was equally appalled! Our local news reporter who is over at the Olympics said that the powers that be are in no way apologetic for the slight either. Ugh!
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annielauri
annielauri

August 14th, 2008, 2:04 am #3

http://www.newser.com/story/34728/china ... -fake.html

Many of you may have seen this, but this is terrible ! A talented and IMO cute little girl is denied credit for singing the anthem so beautifully because her teeth did not match the "image !" A "cuter" girl with straight teeth lip synched it and got all the praise and accolades ! How sad and superficial. I'm sure this is not an isolated incident...
We must also remember the same thing happened in West Side Story with Natalie Wood lipsyncing and didn't Audrey Hepburn lipsinc in a film (or maybe two?)? I do think it is terrible, especially for the child. She's basically received the message that she's not pretty enough. Sadly it's not the first time this has ever happened.

I wonder if there has ever been a case of lipsyncing in ANNIE?
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Noel
Noel

August 14th, 2008, 2:58 am #4

It's Show Business!
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old fan
old fan

August 14th, 2008, 1:17 pm #5

...it was the opposite of being told you don't have the talent, so someone else will sing, it is being told to a small child who won a singing contest 15 minutes before the event that she was chubby and had buck teeth ! I think it might have happened in Annie: it reminded me of the Joanna/Brittny saga, although not the same circumstances....hmmm.
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Dina
Dina

August 14th, 2008, 7:09 pm #6

http://www.newser.com/story/34728/china ... -fake.html

Many of you may have seen this, but this is terrible ! A talented and IMO cute little girl is denied credit for singing the anthem so beautifully because her teeth did not match the "image !" A "cuter" girl with straight teeth lip synched it and got all the praise and accolades ! How sad and superficial. I'm sure this is not an isolated incident...
It was absolutely appalling.
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nc girl
nc girl

August 15th, 2008, 2:18 am #7

I personally think the little girl who didn't get to be seen is adorable.
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