Good Morning America, along with the random New Yorkers that it surveyed, agrees with Cfensi that Ugly Wudi is not that ugly. Click here to watch the report. Of the various news sources that have picked this story up, this I feel is the only one that shows justice to the story. Every other story makes it seem as if the Chinese hate it, when in fact Ugly Wudi was one of the most popular shows last year. Its product placement ads reached the level of Super Girl ads, and that’s beyond impressive. The third season is currently under production. Of my memory, this is the only thing America has picked up from Chinese pop culture other than Edison Chen, Jane Zhang and the Olympics, and Chris Lee. Interestingly enough, all the mainland news stories are associated with dear Hunan TV.
A personal find that I was quite proud of: A children’s book at a library in the middle of nowhere in America, with a photo of He Jie, Chris Li Yuchun and Jane Zhang: