BBStar Still Alive?
Posted on by Jason Li
芙蓉姐姐 (Sister Hibiscus) made waves on the Chinese internet in mid-2005 for posting photographs of herself posing semi-provocatively accompanied by narcissistic commentary. The caveat was that she was not particular attractive to say the least. The hype and press started within the BeiDa and TsingHua BBSs, where the original posts were, and spread to most of the major news sites, even making it to the Washington Post.
Almost a year after her initial appearance, we find that she still lingers in the collective memory of China’s netizens: in the form of a Flash MTV that parodies her journey to becoming a pop star.
- The entire video is written ironically.
- Cultural references to video games (RPGs in particular), and to opening song sequences to WuShi serials.
One comment on “BBStar Still Alive?”
Hello Jason, great post! I’ve linked to it from my blog!