French celebrity Baimage in Shanghai
Baimage, the French celebrity, who doesn’t know a word of Chinese and yet jokes using it came to the Chinese city over the sea, Shanghai. Earlier this year, in Paris the Chinese French (or French Chinese?)had performed successfully, three times and received wide acclaim from both the Chinese and French auience.
The French audience because of the challenge. Indeed, performing in front of a crowd, in Chinese without having studied it beforehand is a big one.
Chinese however, respected his mastery of the Chinese tones and his jokes. They were strongly tied to the Chinese culture and funny yet respectful of this culture very unfamiliar to him, truly a feat for someone unfamiliar with their culture. What’s his goal this time? He wanted to finally meet his audience for real, in their country before performing later this year.
Let’s have fun together on the bund shall we?
Upon his arrival, his fame was not so big, he therefore decided to gather people and take pictures with them to make himself known to the Chinese in Shanghai, as a start.
This operation was a success!
The French celebrity took pictures with Chinese people, within 2 hours no less than 3000 Chinese had taken a picture with him
After going to the Bund, one of Shanghai most well known tourist hotspot, he took pictures with 3000 people within 2hours
( dhz.mop.com. )
A video that went viral!
More than 20 Chinese media reported the news such as Xinhua:
His weibo account increased up to 160000 followers.