Recent events in the Western provinces make Bjork’s little indiscretion in Shanghai look like a storm in a teacup. However, she speaks, we report and in an interview for the New Statesman magazine, (previewed on TheLipster.com) Bjork had this to say about her pronouncement during “Declare Independence”:
“When I said “Tibet, Tibet”, I whispered it three times. There was no fuss in the room. It happened afterwards on websites.”
The lesson here perhaps is that in a world of cellphone cameras, YouTube, and blogs covering every possible angle that there’s no such thing as a “whisper” in front of 10,000 people (see it for yourself).
She goes on to say:
“China has become the next superpower in the world. And the issue is: how are they going to deal with Western moral issues like freedom of speech?”