China censors the word 'lecia' on social media over an ad.
So what's going to happen with Huawei using Leica cameras for their phones?
reminder that not all chinese are butthurt by this
my chinese friend literally just told me that he liked the video
If some Chinese are so retarded they'll bash a non-critical advert which briefly references Tianenmen Square/Tank Man (a situation where the PRC used military force to attack its own citizens) they deserve to be shit on tbh.
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I think it goes without saying that not all Chinese agree with whatever bullshit their authoritarian government spits out
I'm sure the only chinese "butthurt" over this are just farming for social points or whatever the fuck that fucked up social point system in China is.
The rest are either keeping quiet for fear of the government or getting banned.
If anything I'd criticize the fact the video leaves the small bit with US troops ambiguous, should've committed fully and shown that war crimes are not exclusively committed by authoritarian regimes and African warlords.
It's clearly still marketing, they're cushioning their target audience, which is seemingly not the Chinese.
They just can't say so publicly, because those that do tend to well... disappear.
Seriously fuck Leica.
ok, i'll bite
500 yuan has been deposited into your account, Peng Ying.
yeah whataboutism is what they needed on the anniversary of the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen
I like the implication that I was in any way making a pro-Chinese statement.
Well tbh you were barely making any statement. Care to expand?
you're gonna get people killed!
Okay but why?
They didn't have any issue depicting war crimes done by other regimes than the PRC, this video isn't solely about Tiananmen. Including the US, which is no small fry on the matter, wouldn't have been whataboutism.
BTW, whataboutism means justifying one's bad actions by pointing out to other people who did the same. Pointing out other crimes against humanity isn't justifying the Tiananmen massacre. Try to use the proper terminology next time.
Germany's Leica moves to distance itself from Tiananmen video | ..
tank man wasn't even the worst part of Tianenman Square, there's news video of people being run over by APCs the night or so before the Tank man picture
It mentions "Hundreds of people using Chinese social media site Weibo left comments on Leica's recent posts, condemning the video"
What are they condemning about? Politicizing ads? Insensitive? Or are they in support of the censorship of it?
condemning the video makes their social credit go up, duh.
If I remember right - I remember reading an article which mentioned it's currently "fashionable" to follow the Communist Party's advice. That same article mentioned a lot more citizens are buying Chinese phone brands over Western ones (like Apple) because the party told them to do so.
Of course I could be wrong and mixed 2 articles together but I do remember something along those lines, and it wouldn't surprise me if that's actually going on right now.
It's been a few days since I watched the ad, but wasn't the US clips of the Gulf War with the flaming oil wells set fire by the retreating Iraqi army? I don't think it's all about war crimes, it's about photojournalists who stick their neck out in dangerous situations to get the shot that people otherwise wouldn't see.
IDK, the journalist seems shocked or surprised by something before taking the picture, and I thought the message was about the pictures themselves having significance.
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