What was the series of events????? I MUST KNOW
@Fixer, Parents of a 15-year-old boy have apologized after their son posted a photo to Chinese social media platform Weibo showing his name graffitied into the face of a 3,500-year-old temple relic he recently visited as a tourist in Egypt.
The graffiti, in crooked Mandarin script scratched the phrase "Ding Jinhao was here" into the priceless, ancient monument at a Luxor temple on the edge of the Nile River.
The incident which prompted an online "human flesh search" to determine the boy's identity in order to harass him.
A photo posted online by a Weibo user named "Kongyouwuyi" (Shen) shows several Chinese characters crookedly written on delicate sandstone on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt, which has a history of more than 3,000 years.
Shen, the micro blogger who posted the picture of vandalized relics, visited the Egyptian temple on May 6. "I felt embarrassed. It was my most unhappy moment in Egypt."
@Fixer, The photo has been shared more than 90,000 times since Friday, triggering outrage in the Chinese social media sphere. Social media users engaged in what is colloquially known as a "human flesh search" - seeking information on Ding Jinhao - and quickly revealed Ding was 15-year-old middle school student in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province.
Ding's school website was hacked on Sunday. Visitors were forced to click on a message box which said "Ding has visited this place" before entering the website, according to the Beijing News. The site can no longer be accessed.
Ding's parents contacted local media Saturday, apologizing for their son, admitting that they hadn't properly educated their child and pleaded for society to give him a chance.
@Fixer, Li Shaofu, of Modern Express - the only journalist to have had direct contact with the boy's parents - said the boy has become increasingly distressed on realizing the impact of his crime, and his family has been forced to move from house to house because of the swarm of reporters who have descended.
Gu Xiaoming, a professor at the Tourism Management Department of Fudan University, said the 'human flesh search' had gone too far. "It's not only the boy, there are other tourists that leave graffiti on relics. But as the person is a minor, more protection and education should be given to him rather than criticism," Gu said.
@Spotted Dick, ........your name
@TheCandyManVan, It's English. Spotted dick is a kind of food
@Lover of Waffles, i wouldnt want to eat a dick but hey im not british... All brits eat dick everyone
What a dick
@Philadelphian, graffiti on stuff like this pisses me off. They have no respect
@The Wolverine, fok the porice!
@The Wolverine, how can you call my comment stereotypical but not yours? It's a joke. Chill out.
@The Wolverine, you downvoted me though? That doesn't seem like sarcasm.
@The Wolverine, ahh I see now. You downvoted everyone else's comment on this picture. Congrats.
@The Wolverine, I'm pretty sure that's Japanese.
@A girl called Riley, lesson of the day: Kanji literally means Chinese characters. So in essence many characters of Japanese kanji are based off of Chinese characters. And those are definitely of Chinese writing style. The more you know...
@Mikaro, I was talking about his fake accent oh smart one. Chinese doesn't change the pronunciation of r and l at all
@Mikaro, if you
@Mikaro, look closely you'll see I didn't respond to the picture but rather another users comment...
In all honesty he deserves prison time. He destroyed a very valuable artifact that gives great history.
That's just stupid.
In all fairness... What a douche
This is the first time I have seen a story like this that wasn't about some idiotic American. (And before anyone gets mad, I am American. I just hate it when stupid people give my country a bad reputation. ) (sorry for the long post)
@Jack Bauer CTU, Actually it was short and to the point. There's a special place in the basement for American's that ruin our reputation or anyone like that in general.
You better like armadillos that scream cause this update is full of them.
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Excuse me while I go write "Nurse Joy was here" on the Great Wall of China. That kid is a complete d*ck and the parents are failures.
Why does it matter that he's Chinese?
@NothingFitsMe, I think that it was to express the point that he wasn't Egyptian, and he's an outsider. Although Egyptian or not that still wouldn't be justified.
@NothingFitsMe, the Chinese have a bad reputation for being terrible tourists. The Chinese government (or someone in China) even released a book on the proper etiquettes for being a tourist abroad.
Tho is what "SWAG" does to you kids. It one hell of a drug.
Yes this was bad, he violated whatever sentimental value that this particular section of wall had, which was really disrespectful and inconsiderate. But this swarm mentality people have is gonna do much more damage to that kid. People are gonna try to wreck his life over this one thing. It annoys me that people think that their fascination towards archeological sh*t is so valid that it's worth shaming a kid like he's a murderer, just because he scribbled on an old carving. Objectively speaking, there are no negative consequences of what he did, it was just disrespectful. Obviously we can't just allow people to vandalise things that don't being to them, so yeah there should be repercussions, but not public shaming.
I think it's hilarious that a 15 year old just destroyed a 3,500 year old artifact
What an ancient party pooper...
Thank you upvote fairy
Got here early, couldn't think of anything, and just going to see what it's like to be comedically endowed
Well to be faire, his life is pretty much ruined by now, but he probably had a thug life anyway.
That kid is going straight to the shadow realm
Sentence : Forced to use toothpaste and eat dog food manufactured in China. R.I.P.
Beware the wrath of the Pharaoh. Wrath. Wrath. Wrath. Wrath. Wrath.
Finally! An update! I thought I was going to die of boredom.