How Americans view ‘Sister Feng,’ China’s most-hated reality star, and how Chinese respond to it
Here is a news story by New York Post, which gives you heads-up as to Sister Feng’s whereabouts. If you don’t know who Sister Feng is, read the story below.
The most-hated woman in China is hiding out as a humble manicurist in Brooklyn.
While anonymous in New York, Feng Luoyu, 26, wouldn’t be able to walk down the street in her native country without people jeering. (Jing’s note: Her real name is Luo Yufeng, or Yufeng Luo, not Feng Luoyu.)
Her offense: displaying unabashed ego by publicizing a list of extreme demands for a boyfriend.
“I was hated in China and don’t wanted to be hated by people here,” Feng told The Post in Chinese.
“America is still a place where anyone can succeed. I can open a small business, develop into a big business, take it public and then global.”
Feng’s strange journey to infamy — she has 1.4 million followers on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter — started in 2009, when she handed out fliers in Shanghai in a bid to meet Mr. Right.
“He must be a post-graduate of economics from Tsinghua or Beijing University, with a height of 5 feet 9 to 6 feet. He must have never been a father, and any ex-girlfriends must not have had abortions. He has to be a native of eastern coastal China. He should not be an employee of state companies, but it’s OK if he works for PetroChina, Sinopec or top banks,” she wrote.
Her demands touched a nerve in China, where men outnumber women and competition for wives is steep.
Feng started appearing on billboards and on a reality show with two actors posing as her boyfriends.
Still, the Chinese public would mock her inane statements, such as “Einstein is for sure not smarter than me. He invented light, right?”
She recalled that while walking down the streets in Shanghai, people would recognize her, shouting, “Feng Jie!” or “Big Sister Feng,” as she is known, and then, “300 years!” — mocking her claim that in intelligence, “no one can compare to me in 300 years before and after.”
Now, she wants to meet a “real American” with an Ivy League degree.
“Men ask me out all the time. But none of them are suitable,” she boasted.
A note from Jing: I usually refrain from making personal comments in my articles. However, I am going to make an exception for Sister Feng, or Luo Yufeng. She is shamelessly and ugly, both inside and outside. She has no qualms about her inordinate self-esteem, narcissism or lying. Worst of all, many of her remarks have way crossed the line and turned herself into a public enemy by saying on her microblog that the 40 victims killed in the Wenzhou bullet train crash had done the world a favor by dying. I cannot care less about such a horrible woman living on the same planet, and she is obviously much less condemnable than criminals, but the fact that she has been minted into a reality star by the seedy entertainment industry and that she has been granted permanent residency in the United States ahead of many talented scholars and hardworking people with her antics just makes me feel sad. While some people try to rationalize her eccentricity by saying she knows what she wants and it is only a means to an end, I don’t think being brazen is a praiseworthy quality. After all, there are many means to an end.
Selected comments from New York Post made by users with their Facebook logins.
Selected comments from Sina Weibo on the news that Sister Feng has made headlines in the U.S.
传媒大坑 I’d flee! This can’t be possible! Damn. Her motherf**ker. If she can find one, then I firmly believe there must be abnormal people among those ‘real Americans’ who graduated from the Ivy League. Otherwise it’s so not normal.
单身男人想养狗 Wow, how did Sister Feng pass the immigration officers…?
记住活着真好 American people have adopted you like adopting a bitch! Just wait there for Americans to feed you! Wait to die! Bitch, let’s see when you will be run over by a car! F**k off! Go to your American masters!
白天鹅at杭州 I am really speechless. It turns out that going to the extreme can achieve the same level of international influence and power. Will (she) become the spokesperson for Chinese women? I am crying!
朱梦奇 Sorry, as far as I am concerned, I don’t admit this thing was made in China. Thanks.
阿达WB: You hurry up to poison the American people. Don’t ever come back!
LING-LEI Luo Yufeng spent two years on turning herself from a supermarket cashier into an American citizen. It’s a real-life inspiring drama. At that time I mocked her. Today I feel small and unworthy.
GLORYJAY God, she is not a star. Not!!!!!
QFGSS Right, it is We the onlookers who have made her so famous and sent her to the place she aspires for. We all played into her hands.
myywolf_duduwolf I am afraid the Ivy League universities may experience a few lukewarm years.
梦想天空Burning How can I live with foreigners’ aesthetic view? Oh my lady gaga!!!
霍霍霍某 It proves that American people can really withstand the horrible. No wonder they are so much more advanced. They just can accept everything.
關於菡的兩三事 She is a star?…She is at most a clown on the Internet.
kittyvb The U.S. will encounter another terrorist attack after 9.11.
Here are some more photos of Sister Feng: