Chinese/Black Woman on Reality Show Freaks Out China

Nice to know rednecks speak Mandarin too:

The daughter of a Chinese mother and an absent African-American father [that is odd, why is it necessary to say he was ‘absent’? -AW] , 20-year-old Lou caused a media storm when she was named one of Shanghai’s five finalists for “Let’s Go! Oriental Angel,” an “American Idol”-style show.But her fame has been for all of the wrong reasons, after her appearance sparked a vigorous and often vicious nationwide debate on whether she was even fit to be on Chinese television because of the colour of her skin.

via ‘Oriental Angel’ triggers China race row.