This guy has guts. And I like him for a bunch of reasons.
For those who don’t know, Hong Laowai (means “Red Foreigner”) has been a bit of an internet celeb over the past year. He stands in front of a webcam, and belts out the most ridiculous old communist propaganda tunes. But you can see he’s having a good time with it, and a lot of it is tongue-in-cheek.
Unlike Dashan, I like Hong Laowai because he knows he’s being ridiculous. Today I found Hong Laowai again in the headliner spot on youku, and it’s not the first time. He’s finally taken his act to China. Not only that, but he has the stones to march down through the middle of Shanghai wearing this green commie get-up, and belt out a few tunes.
p.s. I predicted this