Headline on the right:
Restaurant industry has worker shortage.
Western woman is employed as a dishwasher.
The article on the left is titled “Pitiful Pig”, which is about an injured wild boar. “Pitiful Pig” can also mean “Poor Baby” in Cantonese slang. Netizens think that the title is served as Apple Daily’s opinion on the white woman working as a dishwasher in Hong Kong.
admindllmch: Western woman can’t be a fucking dishwasher? (ridiculous) Newsmen (yawning emoticon)
餐風: The news has again proven that many people think subconsciously that white people are high class. Even a white person working as a dishwasher can become news…
Psyche: There’re white girls who work as prostitutes. Washing dishes ain’t a crime. It’s a proper job. Why are people so surprised to see a white person taking the job?
A Peter Wong: What’s so special about a 60-year-old woman working as a dishwasher? Why can it become a headline on page A1?
Chou Mei Zai: This can be news headline because the person who works as a dishwasher in Hong Kong is a Western woman. Apple Daily thinks that:
1. Hong Kong is a society of the yellow race.
2. Dishwasher is a humble occupation.
3. Western women (white people) are higher class than others
Therefore, high class white person doing a humble occupation in a society of the yellow race is a big news. Apple Daily is really conservative.