Myolie Wu Under Fire with Chinese Netizens for Using “China” Instead of “Mainland” in English Comment Defending Husband

Myolie Wu Under Fire with Chinese Netizens for Using "China" Instead of "Mainland" in English Comment Defending Husband

Back on August 10, Myolie Wu’s (胡杏兒) husband, Philip Lee (李乘德), had responded to a netizen attacking him for being a “soft rice king” and allowing his wife to work while she was pregnant and brought their son, Ryan, to work with her in mainland China. Philip Lee gave a very high EQ response, but that didn’t stop Myolie Wu from defending her husband in a lengthy English comment that she posted on his post.

However, Chinese netizens noticed Myolie Wu used “China” instead of “mainland”, when referring to her traveling from Hong Kong to mainland China for work. They felt Myolie Wu was intentionally categorizing Hong Kong and China as two separate regions. They left comments on her latest Weibo post reminding her to be cognizant with her choice of words.

Chinese netizens have also noticed she used “China” instead of “mainland” on a previous occasion when referring to her working in mainland China. They also pointed out that on October 1, which is the National Day of the People’s Republic of China, Myolie Wu only posted about the Mid-Autumn Festival that day.

Due to the backlash, Philip Lee has already deleted his original post containing Myolie Wu’s lengthy response.

Credit: Weibo (1, 2)

4 thoughts on “Myolie Wu Under Fire with Chinese Netizens for Using “China” Instead of “Mainland” in English Comment Defending Husband

  1. Ha. Hilarious. English speakers almost always use China. Her IG audience are most likely english speaker and I doubt they will understand what she is referring to as ‘mainland’.

  2. ….this is actual news?? Chinese netizens seem to be in control these days. Looks like a honest mistake that was not intentional. Most of the world is still correcting the same mistake so please give us some time and stop making a big deal about it.

    1. Yeah Chinese netizens are so easily triggered. I’m becoming so apathetic toward their plights because they’re no longer effective. They get worked up over the littlest things. They got work up when you said Taiwan is a country and now Hong Kong.

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