Bus Uncle Media Explosion
Beep beep: reporting from Hong Kong.
Bus Uncle (巴士阿叔) has managed to break into the mainstream media in Hong Kong. For example, ESWN posts a cover scan of the current issue of Next Magazine featuring a giant mug shot of Bus Uncle:
Inside the magazine is an interview with him (ESWN translation here) portraying Bus Uncle in a kindly, pitiable light. Fun fact from interview: he ran multiple times for Chief Executive of Hong Kong (the top government position in HK) and intends to do so next year!
According to a brief RTHK television spot on Bus Uncle, he also tracked down his bus-shouting victim to persuade him into doing a show together (in order to make money). He was refused.
Then the television program brought a new light to the issue: did Bus Uncle break the law by his loud use of profanity inside the bus, and if so, should the bus company be doing something about it?
Before moving onto the next newsbit, the program also mentioned the young cameraman’s other 160 videos involving people doing “shameful” things – the example cited was one of a couple during a typhoon.
Stayed tuned for more on Bus Uncle.