Olympic Child Singer

@lilaclady (28240)
Australia
August 12, 2008 5:35pm CST
Well I got up this morning to see on my home page news that the little girl who sang in the Olympic Games opening ceremony didn't really sing at all, that the little girl whose voice was used was just not pretty enough so they used another girlfor show, well I think the little girlwho they said was not pretty enough is gorgeous, I don't understand, she has a lovely little face, how sad that there are thoughts like that, I know how sensitive i was when I was a kid, i just hope she is not affected by this act....well I think she is beautiful and will be a stunner when she grows up....
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hi there lilaclady I too saw this on my homepage and I was totally disgusted. Who cares what the kid looked like if she had a beautiful voice. Did they think they were going to get away with it? It's so wrong, wrong, wrong!
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
12 Aug 08
I don't know what the organizors were thinking...she has a lovely little face,....
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
But like I said she was asked to sing so it shouldn't have even come into it what she looked like, it really makes me angry!
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I had not heard about this. That is just terrible. How could all these countries that are at the Olympics let this happen. So I guess beauty is everything after all. SAD
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
12 Aug 08
Child singer Olympics - child singer olympic opening ceremony
Well I think she is lovely
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@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I also swa the story this morning on the news, and I thought it was out of turn for them to say she isn't pretty enough? Who is anyone to judge beauty? Girls are sensitive at her age, and I hope she rises above it. If she is a strong girl and her family can raise her to be a strong girl, outside of society's standards of beauty, then one day she will look back on it and laugh! Then again, maybe one day they will owe this sweet little girl an apology! I didn't think that was too cool either.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
12 Aug 08
I think she has the face of an angel.....
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@lynettebyc (2416)
• China
13 Aug 08
Hello, lilaclay, i'm sorry to see this piece of news. But i have to check before making a comment on this. Where's the link, or do you have any idea what's the name of the little child? Thanks.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
13 Aug 08
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/olympics/article.aspx?id=613339 she is a beautiful little girl.
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• China
13 Aug 08
Thanks, lilcalady. I saw the news clearly, not only in English but also in Chinese. I'm sorry to find that. I feel shamed, i notice that some netizen understand this, but i can't. This behavior hurt the heart of a little child deeply. Just because she's ugly, she can't appear on the stage? In fact she's not ugly at all, except the uneven teeth. The shallowness is unbelievable. I don't like this fake behavior. And i'm really shocked. I'm sad the opening ceremony has turned out like this. God~
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@rookiekan (883)
• China
13 Aug 08
i think it's understandable,it's for the national interest.if ur country host the olympic games,will ur country let a ugly and pretty voice to sing the song,i bet ur country will not.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
13 Aug 08
But that little girl is not ugly, she is just a little seven year old kid, I think she is beautiful...
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Oh no. That is so sad. Poor little girl. How can she not be scarred by that. I have not seen this story on my homepage. Will you share the link to the story?
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
12 Aug 08
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/olympics/article.aspx?id=613339 there ya go..i hope you get this ok...
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@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I also saw that news and it was shocking for me. How can they think about that, this is terrible. First of all the girl is very cute. Second if she is singing so nice and they are using her song in the ceremony then why they think of to replace her! Thats clear discrimination.
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13 Aug 08
I thought she wasn't singing. Shame, the whole ceremony was amazing.
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
13 Aug 08
I felt so very sad for the dear little girl who sang - how cruel and heartless the organisers were, to have found her not pretty enough! She was a dear little soul, and would have won the hearts of everyone who saw her. Anyway - SHE has the voice, and nobody can take that away from her.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
That is just plain not fair... who are they to decide what pretty or beautiful really looks like... they should have used the girl who owns the voice so that she was recognized for her talent... i hope this sort of thing will not affect her self confidence in the future...
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
13 Aug 08
You know I couldnt believe that as well do that not know what they are doing to the 2 girls involved in this?I just dont get the world around me anymore.You have a great night anyhow.
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
13 Aug 08
it is so disgusting. a person who can sing so well must be beautiful inside. and that too the child's voice is used. But she was not shown as she was not pretty enough? its just disgusting. she is angel
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I also seen the article this evening in the newspaper. I could not believe what I read. This is very sad, this girl was beautiful.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
13 Aug 08
yes i saw this article this morning as well,on m.s.n.the little girl that sang is cute,i really can not believe that they said she was ugly.i hope that she will not be affected by this as well.how shallow can people be to put some one in place of her,well she has the voice and she will do very well in her career.cheers sue
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@liquorice (3901)
13 Aug 08
Oh, that's really sad, and shocking. I'm sure that the little girl will be affected by this, it's such a big thing. It's very cruel of them to use her voice but not let the world know who she is, and 'reject' her in this way. Still maybe she'll have a better life due to being shielded from the more negative aspects of fame...
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@nic_knick (741)
• China
13 Aug 08
well, I don't notice so carefully when i see the opening ceremony of the beijing olympics, i just saw the girl stand there singing, but i donot know she is not the real singer. poor stunner girl
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@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
13 Aug 08
Well, at the end of the day both girls win don't they. Especially the 'less attractive' one who now has more publicity than she would have got had she been in front of the camera. (Or do they both loose). The 'more attractive' one is probably going to feel bad because she may think she was put on stage under false pretenses. If she did not think it, she will know it now after the Western media has a field day. The 'less attractive' one is going to be praised for her singing, but she is going to be re-informed by said media that she is the 'less attractive' one. Lets get real here, appearance means everything when you are spending a large fortune and the world is watching. Whether it is immoral becomes irrelevant when it comes to writing newspaper articles too. You can't tell me organizers of any olympics would not be looking for the most talented and most attractive one. Right and wrong take a back seat to entertainment which is what the opening ceremony is at the end of the day.
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@pam210 (345)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I couldn't believe this story when I heard it this morning on the radio. When I got to work and saw the picture of the girl that was replaced I was shocked. Is this what the world has come to that if you are talented but do not fit the image that they want to have then you are replaced with someone that fits that image. When I watched the ceremony I could tell the girl was lip syncing which is totally understandable but now to find out that wasn't even the voice of the child! When I saw the girl my only thought was what a beautiful voice I didn't even think "Oh what a cute child". I think of all children as cute or beautiful but I did notice the voice. Hopefully this child will go on and use her talents and the girl that stood in for her will not suffer for some adults poor judgement.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I didn't see that. Haven't had the tv on much at all today as a matter of fact. But shame on those people that said that girl wasn't pretty enough! As far as I'm concerned, all children are beautiful.
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12 Aug 08
Hi lilclady, I am disgusted to hear that if I were her parents I wouln't have allowed that to happen, what sort of people are they to treat a child like that, its not so bad if it was an adult but a child it just too shameful. Tamara
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