"Sprite Dude" appears on the Internet, netizens plead "leave beggars alone"

13:32, March 08, 2010      

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One wave has not yet subsided and another rises. After the "Sharp Dude" with his "fashionable clothes" and "sad eyes" became extremely popular on the Internet, spreading to Japan and Taiwan, the "beggar fashion" wave continues.

Recently, a netizen disclosed on a BBS forum that a "Sprite Dude" who is more fashionable than the "Sharp Dude" has appeared on the streets of Qianjiang, Hubei province. Although this post describing the "Sprite Dude" was not as hot as the first post describing the "Sharp Dude," it was also re-published on many large BBS forums, including Tianya, Mop, QQ and RedNet. Many compassionate netizens expressed, "Please be nice and leave these poor beggars alone."

Much like the netizen who published the "Sharp Dude" post, the netizen who first found the "Sprite Dude" also wrote a good description of the photo he took. "The casual hairstyle, the sad eyes, the wild mustache, the unique hairstyle and the slight frown between his eyes revealed his sadness and show strong post-modernism characteristics. The white Bohemian style gown, the Scottish kilt, the handmade gloves and the natural gesture of his hands made the man look very elegant. The blue jeans reflect the man's toughness and the white kneepads reflect the man's sporting spirit. What an amazingly handsome man! He is much more charming than the Sharp Dude."

When this post appeared, it did not cause a sensation like the "Sharp Dude" post did, but many netizens still made warm comments.

"You are going too far! Please do not disturb the lives of these lonely beggars." A netizen intensely pointed out that "it was nothing but meaningless hunting for novelty. It is wrong to disturb other people's free lives in the name of charity." Another netizen said that that when people are providing charity to vulnerable groups, they should not hurt their feelings and self-respect.

From the comments, we can see that many netizens' thoughts have become more rational. Their attention is changing from merely hunting for novelty to caring about these vulnerable people. We hope society can pay more attention to these special poor people and let them enjoy the fruits of the harmonious society.

By People's Daily Online
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