Hong Kong: School Girl Punished for Mean Earthquake Comment

A school girl wrote down her lack of feelings on the Sichuan earthquake in her blog. Netizens found out her identity and she was force to make public apology. Her school also decided give her a demerit. The incident is recorded at evchk [zh]. Yeung Sir (a teacher) wrote at inmediahk.net that people shouldn't blame the children for their lack of feelings, but should ask why the adult world has created such environment for our kids.


  • Rodrigo Peñalba

    but what exactly did she said?

    what about sharon stone, who said that the earthquake was a punishment on China for repression in Tibet

  • chan

    Mr. Rodrigo,
    It is Chinese moral and ethic “不可幸灾乐祸”
    It is just as bad or wrong as when a person fall down and injured, the other person who is standing beside, does not offer a helping hand and clap his / her hand and laugh at the injured. It is a wrong conduct.

  • To the little girl who made this comment, yes, it is your right to express how you think and feel and absolutely no one should have condemned or punished you for it. You are new to this world and people must respect your innocence as you follow your own beliefs and express things the way you do. In stating that I think you should learn to use greater compassion and also try to assist in this on going tragedy. So perhaps what one should learn here is that you can express the way you want and feel but also use that very intelligent brain of yours in a proactive, and imaginative way to help those out in need. For those that punished her, you should rethink what she stated as a a unique form of expression and not to be so upset about it because she simply lacks wisdom and experience. You must remember we need this sort of fire in our body and mind becuase this is what we count on to help out others in need in the future. I’m certain you can see this in others around you as they attempt to make a positive difference regardless of the level of its significance and subtlety. I hope this makes sense to you.

    Yours Truly, Darlene

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