Racism In China Continues To Make Noise Over Bi-Racial Reality Star

- By Bossip Staff

Why is there so much hate against Lou Jing? Last month we told you about Lou Jing, a contestant on the Chinese reality show “Let’s Go! Oriental Angels” who stirred up a national debate about race in China, now more details and a video have emerged

Details:

Born and raised in Shanghai by her Chinese single mother, Lou Jing, a half African-American half Chinese aspiring singer, experienced very little discrimination during childhood. However after she appeared on the Chinese reality television show called “Let’s Go! Oriental Angels,” Lou Jing gained national fame and notoriety — largely for her skin color.

“After the contest started, I often got more attention than the other girls. It made me feel strange,” Lou said.

The reality show hosts fondly called her “chocolate girl” and “black pearl.” The Chinese media fixated on her skin color. Netizens flooded Web sites with comments saying she “never should have been born” and telling her to “get out of China.”

“We lived in a small circle before,” said her mother. “But after Lou was seen nationwide, some Chinese people couldn’t accept her.”

Even well meaning friends and family members revealed widespread ignorance about Lou Jing’s racial difference:

“Sometimes people on the street would ask me, ‘Why do you speak Chinese so well?’ I’d just say, ‘Because I’m Chinese!'” Lou said.

“She used to wonder why she had black skin,” said one classmate. “We thought about this question together and decided to tell her it’s because she likes dark chocolate. So her skin turned darker gradually.”

Another classmate weighed in, “We said it’s because she used to drink too much soy sauce.”

Even Lou Jing’s maternal grandmother admitted in a taped interview, “I told Lou Jing she was black because her mom was not very well and had to take Chinese medicine.”

Here are some of the actual comments posted on websites about Lou Jing and her mother:

“Shanghai people’s value plunges. A bastard, brought her out to show off because of the foreigner descent.”

“Is this the legend of the bastard? And an unwanted bastard, Her mother is a shameless woman, pregnant by a black guy, and then abandoned, was it good when he was pleasing you? Still obsessed with him after several decades? Not feel ashamed, even go on TV to look, looking for what? Looking for lost big XX? Looking for climax never had again? Shameless! Why are Shanghai women always the target of criticism? It’s because of shameless bitch like her! Dragon TV please help this bastard find her family. Let the black father with a big XX hurry back, address this old woman’s needs! Black Dad, come back soon! Someone cannot forget your big XX.”

“This woman has no sense of shame, married and you cheat, give birth to a black kid so there is no way to hide, if wasn’t for that her husband will have to raise their children. Cheap is the word, in order to run with a foreigner, even do with black people.”

How ignorant is that?!?!?!?

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Comments

  • Help Me, Rhonda

    ignorance is bliss, i suppose

    I think racism is just another word for “ignorance”..

  • ADD COMMENT

    DON’T BUY ANYTHING MADE IN CHINA, NIKE’S TOO

  • dsgsgg

    SMH………..

  • $ Get cha Weight Up (You STILL makin' that??) formerly Kami All Day

    Ignorance is everywhere. Wow.

    She is a pretty girl, too.

    And like Chinese have room to talk…..

    I dont understand how people who also get discriminated against turn around and do the same thing?

    Like seeing a gay racist, hating black people.

    Like I said in another post.

    I’m overwhelmed with irony.

  • enkogkneegro ( Uncle E...if you like )

    So which race isn’t racist???

  • Wiggy845

    That made me cry,chinese folks are mean! I hope she does’nt start hating herself because of these ignorant jackassess and carry on with her dream. Come to America girl!

  • KeepNit2Real

    $ Get cha Weight Up (You STILL makin’ that??) formerly Kami All Day

    12/22/09, 15:42:pm

    Ignorance is everywhere. Wow.

    She is a pretty girl, too.

    And like Chinese have room to talk…..

    I dont understand how people who also get discriminated against turn around and do the same thing?

    Like seeing a gay racist, hating black people.

    Like I said in another post.

    I’m overwhelmed with irony.
    ____________

    DC is full of gay racists….shhhhhhhhhh! O_O

  • Sha

    simply ignorant!!!

  • khia

    Sorry, they had.

    Also, everyone loved Bruce Lee and he was what we would call a ‘mulatto’.

  • KeepNit2Real

    Wiggy845

    12/22/09, 15:45:pm

    That made me cry,chinese folks are mean! I hope she does’nt start hating herself because of these ignorant jack*****ess and carry on with her dream. Come to America girl!
    ____________

    Why? So people can hate on her for being a cute Black/Chinese?

    She won’t win for losing. Just let her be. She’ll be aight.

  • Janae

    Too bad. I feel for this girl. But, Asians aren’t too crazy about “difference”. I hope she can live a happy life in China. It seems and is quite “interesting” that some black/Asian young people have a tendency to identify with AAs, even though their living in an Asian country. I saw this when learning about the plight of half-Korean orphans who still live in Korea. Koreans don’t like ANY mixtures, but they treat the half-blacks the worst. Many of the kids I saw looked AA. But, I would have thought they lived in the US and grew up in a black area. They dressed, wore hair/makeup like AAs, and were into the popular AA artists. Although AAs have lots of problems, in some ways, I feel like their high, international, “profile” helps some colored/half-black people in other racist countries to feel better about themselves. I remember reading another article where an Indian woman (living in India) was quoted as saying, “Black is beautiful” (the LAST thing most Indians would say, even though they are the BLACKEST people on the face of the earth, just like Africans). Anyway, the racism of Asians is TOO real.

  • Rrrrroe Ski Love- A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    Notice that they said while growing up she didn’t have any problems from other kidds. It’s you f@ck#d up adults that make life difficult for certain individuals. She is a pretty girl and talented at that. This should be the only criteria for winning the show.

  • $ Get cha Weight Up (You STILL makin' that??) formerly Kami All Day

    Well then Americans should dislike China for MANY reasons.

    Main one: Destroying their military/navy fleet and when Europe went over there, we kicked their a*sses, and THIS is how Caucasians became a WORLD power….by messing up China.

    I thought them chinks were smarter than that.

    *Just a side note…..continue.

  • drenk

    its sad but chinas been a pretty racially homogenous society, not many people of different “races” moving there so this doesnt surprise me

  • KeepNit2Real

    @Janae

    I used to date a Korean/Japanese girl and even she wasn’t except in some circles. She used to cry talking about how Koreans treated her when they found out her father was from Japan.

    And then she told me about Black/Korean children and how the people treated them really bad years ago. Even though the tolerance is getting better, they still get it bad.

    So racism is all over this globe…it escapes no one.

  • Janae

    @ enkogneegro

    “So which race isn’t racist???”

    None.

  • khia

    Exactly Janae. Out of all of the girls in the family, I am the shortest. We all look African-American. None of us have straight hair. We have long nappy naps.🙂 Our eyes and our mom give us away.

    Plus, some of my sisters have that nutty Asian mentality. We ALL date and have married African-American men. Go figure.

    I am here in the states. Everyone else: France, Italy, Costa Rica and Belize.

  • Scared of Lamar and Khloe reproducing all of the ugly genes

    Bless her heart and when she makes it big, tell them all to kiss your black A $ $

    just like Vanessa Williams did to the Mrs. America Pagent

  • Janae

    “THEY’RE living” not “their”

  • Divine

    They said in Bejing for the 2008 Olympics, a lot of the business/restaurants wouldnt serve the black athletes in the Olympic Village. The stars who they knew were served, but they assumed every other black person was trying to rob the place.

    It was swept under the rug and media coverage about it was glossed over it. But a lot of the athletes were complained to Olympic officals about it the racism they were encountering there.

  • VA666

    c.l.a.s.s.i.c. d.a.m.m.i.t.t!!!!

  • Janae

    @ Keepinit2Real

    “I used to date a Korean/Japanese girl and even she wasn’t except in some circles. She used to cry talking about how Koreans treated her when they found out her father was from Japan.”

    The article I read included quotes from an interview with a white/Korean model. Her father was from Spain. She only discussed her heritage anonymously. She must have looked fully Korean. Anyway, she said she hasn’t told anyone she works with or very many of her friends that she is only HALF Korean. It’s really too bad that people can be so closed-minded about ethnic difference. On a side note, she must have been a really cute girl. I think Koreans and Japanese are the CUTEST orientals.

  • Sylmarvelous

    No matter which country, nobody sems to like blacks!(unless it’s Africa, or another country with mostly blacks)I don’t understand it!

  • Unkle Ruckus

    When it was about Tiger dating a white woman, the venom flowed thick. Now, you got people on the other side of the world getting at a woman that has nothing in common with us except for skin color and you crying foul? Child Please!

  • Janae

    @ Keepinit2Real

    “On a side note, she must have been a really cute girl. ”

    I was referencing the girl you dated.

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