Let them eat cake! (screenshot via BoingBoing)
The kids of politicians just love doing moronic stuff on social media, and the daughter of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is no exception. Yesterday, Chai Yan Leung, who is studying at the London School of Economics, posted the photo above to Facebook and then seemed to respond to someone's criticisms of her necklace by saying:
This is actually a beautiful necklace bought at Lane Crawford (yes- funded by all you HK taxpayers!! So are my beautiful shoes and dresses and clutches!! Thank you so much!!!!
Pro-democracy demonstrations continue to take place in Hong Kong, and thousands of protestors are calling for the removal of her dad from power. So clearly, this is not a good time for Leung to be posting pretty much anything to Facebook and definitely not taunts of Hong Kong taxpayers. Evidently, Leung disagrees. She went on:
(screenshot via Coconuts Hong Kong)
This isn't the first time Leung has posted something weird to Facebook. Back in June, she posted a photo of her own slashed wrists with the question "Will I bleed to death?" (Answer: If you have time to go on Facebook and pose the question, then probably not.)
Leung's account has since been taken down, and I imagine she also got a stern talking to. This is probably why China went ahead and banned Facebook years ago.
(by Shira Rachel Danan)