A Chinese language basketball star has publicly apologized after drawing outrage on social media for taunting a rival participant with a sexist remark.
“I’ve acquired extra honors than you,” Cheng commented, to which Zhang replied: “I’ve slept with extra ladies than you.”
Many discovered Zhang’s remark to be sexist for portraying girls as “trophies” reasonably than human beings.
In response to the backlash, Zhang posted a video on Douyin, saying: “I’m making an apology to the general public. I didn’t have the intention to disrespect girls after I stated that sentence and I didn’t really feel any satisfaction in saying it.”
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Based on Zhang, Cheng belittled his achievements as a result of he had not acquired any awards from the collegiate league Chinese language College Basketball Affiliation (CUBA).
Zhang was barred from taking part in within the CUBA after he was expelled from Xiamen College in 2019.
“He pointed to my weak level and made me really feel embarrassed,” Zhang was quoted as saying. “He needed to infuriate me for some objective. I assumed I mustn’t get offended however might resort to self-mocking trick.”
Zhang, who received the MVP title within the 2018 China Excessive Faculty Basketball League Championship, added that his controversial feedback have been made impulsively and “solely geared toward Cheng” as a result of he “needed him to close up.”
Zhang has since been fined for his feedback and barred from taking part in in his crew’s latest matches.
“Some girls may not know that many males regard them as trophies,” a Weibo consumer commented. “The extra girls they personal, the extra proud they really feel. In these males’s eyes, girls aren’t people, however items.”
“What was blurted out have to be what he actually thought,” chimed in one other. “What’s extra, he stated in a proud tone. Women ought to avoid this sort of man.”
“The folks surrounding Zhang and hailing him after he stated he had slept with many women show the final perspective in society,” one other wrote. “It’s so unhappy.”