Taiwanese celebrity Rainie Yang slammed by social media users for saying she’s Cantonese despite growing up in Taipei (VIDEO)

Taiwanese celebrity Rainie Yang has come under fire from social media users for saying she is Cantonese despite being raised in Taipei. – Photo via Instagram / rainie77

By Sylvia Looi

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 12:56 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, September 6 – Taiwanese singer Rainie Yang has drawn ire from her compatriots for telling Chinese state television that she is Cantonese despite having grown up in Taipei.

The 38-year-old, who is married to Chinese singer Li Ronghao, was instead urged by social media users to tell Chinese propagandists that her June 4 birthday coincides with the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Taiwan News reported.

The little celebrity had appeared on Zhejiang TV The journey of the poetic soul over the weekend where she joined others in feasting on fried seafood.

During the show, Yang claimed that she never ate seafood while growing up in Taiwan due to her family’s limited finances.

She also said that eating seafood in Taiwan was a luxury when she was growing up.

An anonymous participant then added that Yang started working when he was 16 to pay off his family’s debts.

Yang replied that she grew up in Taipei, “but I’m Cantonese.”

Taiwanese social media users expressed distrust of the meteor garden actress comments that it was designed for propaganda purposes.

A social media user said it was confusing for Yang to consider eating seafood in Taiwan a luxury when he was surrounded by the sea.

Another said she should just mention that she is Cantonese but omit Taiwan.

“Why don’t you say you’re African? After all, humans first came from Africa,” another commented.

Others observed that there was no mention of Yang’s birthday on June 4, which is considered politically sensitive as it was when the Tiananmen Massacre took place in 1989.

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