uperstar actress Shu Qi has set the Chinese interwebs alight recently with a fierce rebuttal to a fan’s “whitewashing” of her glamor shots.
On Weibo, the fan posted four edited photos of the star where her skin had been made noticeably paler. The images were noticed by Shu herself, who did not approve, writing: “Why don’t you go be a fan of a white person?”
Here’s a comparison of the original and edited images:
Already known for her candidness, Shu’s fiery defense against conventional beauty standards in China valuing white skin has made her only more beloved. The 42-year-old actress grew up in Taiwan but moved to Hong Kong in the 1990s to pursue an acting career, going from erotic films to blockbusters and becoming one of Asia’s most recognizable actresses.