Pakho Chau Slammed By Hong Kong Netizens For Using Simplified Chinese In Facebook Post
Last week (Jan 27), Hong Kong singer Pakho Chau, who has seen his popularity in the Mainland rise thanks to variety shows Infinity And Beyond, Call Me By Fire 3 and Night In The Greater Bay 2 — took to his Facebook to document a very cute moment with his three-year-old daughter Sonya.
Sharing a picture of a toy that Sonya had given him, the 37-year-old singer wrote: "All thanks to this mighty lizard which gave me luck and courage, I managed to complete my mission and can now return it to its owner. But she said it's a gift for me, I don't have to give it back."
Believe it or not, the sweet post drew flak from Hong Kong netizens — yes, this time it's not the Chinese netizens who are upset.
The reason? Pakho used Simplified Chinese instead of Traditional Chinese in his caption.
For those who don't know, Hong Kong and Taiwan use Traditional Chinese while the Mainland uses Simplified Chinese.
Pakho wrote his Facebook post in Simplified Chinese while his Instagram post, which had the same content, was written in Traditional Chinese.
And it goes without saying, his Facebook post was seen as an act of betrayal by Hong Kong netizens.
"Someone's target market is China, of course he doesn't care about Hong Kong," scoffed one such netizen.
Another said: "We don't understand Simplified Chinese!"
Interestingly, both Facebook and Instagram are banned in the Mainland.
See Pakho's Instagram post that was written in Traditional Chinese below:
Photos: Pakho Chau/Instagram/Facebook
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