A video capture from Namewee’s clip in which he threatened Lin Dan with a punch-up
Controversial Malaysian filmmaker Namewee (黄明志) just can’t get a break.
Fallout from his YouTube rant against world number one badminton superstar and two-time Olympic gold medallist Lin Dan (林丹), who defeated Lee Chong Wei (李宗伟) at the London Games, has continued unabated for two weeks.
In a case of tit for tat, a former journalist from China has posted his own video on the Internet, using the music from a rock song made popular by the double act Phoenix Legend (凤凰传奇), and writing his own lyrics to it — albeit in a more satirical and humorous manner, minus the profanities in Namewee’s video.
Liu Dongdong (刘咚咚) produced the clip that is translated as I Come From The Prairie, and has been viewed close to 1 million times since it was posted on ifeng.com on August 10. A YouTube version had attracted more than 70,000 hits as of Thursday.
A loose translation of the lyrics reads:
“Heard you’re very cocky/ Use songs to pour out indignations/ Open the video clip/ Cluttered with foul odor/ Why the scolding?/ Idol lost in competition/ You’re very narrow-minded/ Take thing too hard.”
“Take part in Olympic games/ There’s victory, there’s failure/ Chong Wei hadn’t express anything/ And you’re there talking nonsense/ See Lin Dan win/ The world cheers for him/ Urge you to delete the clip/ Don’t mess around.”
“Last time you boycotted the outside world/ A small countryman’s mindset/ Now you’re stepping in chaos/ Selling your dignity/ Your little talent/ Better don’t show off/ Otherwise if I hit/ Tens of thousands of peach blossoms bloom.”
“I acknowledge your talent/ The music is not bad/ But you shouldn’t insult other people/ Your vulgarities blown into the sea by wind/ Many fish died of poisoning/ If you know your mistake and correct it/ You’re considered a good person.”
Chinese and Malaysian netizens have given the thumbs up to Dongdong’s little ditty, while Namewee’s video continues to draw fire from both groups.
In an effort to stem the tide of vitriol aimed at him, Namewee posted an apology on Facebook, saying, “I’m just letting off my dissatisfaction as a fan. It’s normal when the person you supported lost in a match.”
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