Apple Daily Condemned for Putting Zhang Ziyi on Front Page

The original front page for Apple Daily on 24th Nov 2013 was Zhang Ziyi’s winning the best actress in the Golden Horse, aka Taiwan’s Oscar. However, as a baby girl was abducted by Mainland Chinese in Kowloon city, netizens condemned the newspaper for putting a non-local affair before an important local issue. The newspaper changed its front page in the end. Still, netizens criticised Apple Daily for its unwillingness of putting “Mainland Chinese” in the headline, unlike what Oriental Daily did.

Up: “Zhang Ziyi won the best actress””, the abandoned headline; Down: “Baby girl kidnapped”

Headline of 11/24/13 Oriental Daily: Mainland Chinese Thief Couple Robbed Baby Girl on the Street

Headline of 11/24/13 Oriental Daily: Mainland Chinese Thief Couple Robbed Baby Girl on the Street

Netizens’ comments before the change

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Ng: Reprint the front page please! It’s also OK to print an extra. Is Zhang Ziyi our f***king business? What’s so important about the Golden Horse? Can this front page boost sales? Is this more important than a Hong Kong baby abducted by Mainland Chinese?

Netizens’ comments after the change

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Jony: That’s the way to go. That’s Hongkongers’s Apple Daily

—-More Comments Later—

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