Other netizens’ comments
Tsui: Her eyes are totally worshipping!
Carina: Only foreigner can be potential sweetheart @_@?
John: This is blindly worshipping the West. Is this a parodied picture? Hong Kong girls need to pay 4800 HKD to meet Westerners, but foreign men can enjoy free meals and girls? It is unbelievable.
Matthew: Because of a meal of western sausage (*”western sausage” is a slang for European man), they are willing to eat less and defer the date of purchasing LV.
Kiu: This Hong Kong is problematic.
Nelson: Interesting! It seems the main point is not on foreign men get free meals and women pay $4800…The real main point is that only single women are eligible while the same rule doesn’t apply to men!
Birchwood: Actually, worshipping the West is not a problem. However, one should worship the right Western stuffs. For instance, you can worship London Saint Martins Art College, Lord Denning, City Hall of London “Big Testicle”, the architecture of Austrian spa hotel, collect the post card which Great Britain sent to Ireland Queenstown, or even idiolise Baroness Dunn…
If one wants to worship the West, one should become “high class ethnic Chinese” instead of acting like prostitutes of Lockhart Road – when American navy go ashore, they will ask, “do you want a blow job?”
Arson: Prostitutes of Lockhart Road, American navy…Basically, they are all Orientalism: “The World of Suzie Wong”, Eileen Chang’s “Aloeswood Incense: The First Brazier”…
Fiona: This advertisement is not speed dating at all. This is human flesh trading, humiliating Asian women. The website doesn’t have traditional Chinese, and it is only in simplified Chinese. Basically, it targets Mainland Chinese women, helping them to use an alternative way to get foreign residencies and passports legally. It profits from Mainland Chinese longing desire to leave Strong Country (*China).
Netizen mod83 talked about his experience in a speed date by the same company that organises this dinner.
According to SCMP, the fully booked dinner was forced to switch to “an alternative location” as Mandarin Oriental Hotel cancelled the booking after receiving “a flood of calls… just hours before” it started.
Blogger Diamond Chan‘s reaction to the news,
Diamond Chan: This “Dinner with foreigners” certainly humiliates Hong Kong. Even if many “Kong gals” were willing to give money and throw themselves to foreigners, this could not represent that Hongkongers would love to see this phenomenon, “Westerners can have free meals and free Chinese girls”, to become mainstream core value. It is a problem that foreigners can participate for free while Chinese women have to pay fee to meet them. Besides, what is the definition of “foreigners”? Are Indian, Pakistani, Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese and Black included? Certainly not (*in this dinner). Even if they were included, both men and women should pay fee. Then this is a fair deal. Both sides pay money – foreigners can meet Hong Kong girls and vice versa.
If “White men can enjoy free meals” became mainstream, this would paint a picture that Hong Kong men were worthless as “Kong gals” were willing to pay foreigners to “enjoy” them. This would be a very great humiliation to Hong Kong image and status.
Some stupid “Kong gals” who think they are ahead of time don’t regard this as a problem, and they will even comfort themselves, “Awesome! Look at me, I am with a white guy so I am powerful.” Enjoying western sausage is not a problem. Just pay Westerners in private and don’t promote it. You will have consequences if you resist to do so.
Author of Hong Kong City-State Autonomy, Wan Chin
Wan Chin: Hong Kong men are not the sick men of East Asia. We angry men were in action and therefore this Hong Kong humiliating dinner was cancelled. On Friday night, I called for everyone to protest against this dating event: Kong gal pay $4800 and Westerners are free of charge. Later, HKAM called for everyone to fight against it.
Everyone, when the dignity and interest of Hongkonger is under treat, we should be brave and express our anger. Then no one would dare to challenge – D&G, simplified Chinese signs and Hong Kong humiliating date were all like that because “This is Hong Kong! This is our home field!”
This dinner was promoted publicly and hold in a hotel. Therefore, it is a Hong Kong humiliating event. If it were hold inside a private club and promoted through private network, me Wan Chin would not call for protests. This Hong Kong women humiliating advertisement has already been widely spread around the world. All Hong Kong women, you should understand that even if you don’t go to these dates you should continue to protest. Because this is related to your safety. After these promotions, if you need to go overseas, you might be sexually harassed by Westerners and they may say, “Hey, Hong Kong chick, this time is for free. I don’t even ask you to pay me $5000. ” If these events became common, the image of Hong Kong women would be greatly degraded. The chance of being sexually harassed in office by Westerner bosses will also increase. Don’t think that this is none of your business. You will be in trouble one day if you ignore it.
Interview of Rachael Chan on 2011.4.25 the Pearl Report