O Dear God, no. You’re taking our taxi touchscreen mutant humanoid neck stretch woman away from us?! Nancy Pon, the mystery fitness instructor who was inexplicably the subject of massive internet chattering recently, has been replaced in taxi video screens by a video featuring a male fitness guru doing shoulder exercises.
The video featuring Nancy was viewed over 765,000 times by the end of last month, which we guess qualifies her as a mild internet celebrity something-or-other.
The newest clip, which we’ve yet to see in-taxi or online, features a bearded male with sunglasses and a headband. His identity is being kept secret by Touchmedia, who’ve claimed they want people to focus more on the exercises at hand.
Shanghai Daily has the traumatic scoop:
The first in-cab video showed a heavily made-up 1980s-style woman blinking and swinging her pigtails while demonstrating neck-stretching exercises. However, the video clip soon raised complaints from some taxi passengers, with many saying the woman’s exaggerated facial expressions were annoying.
Later, Nancy Pon, general manager of Touchevents, a subsidiary of Touchmedia, was reported to be the heroine of the video. “I hope the video can help people make their health a top priority, carry on exercises and lead a healthy life,” Pon said yesterday.
The new video hit the road on Friday and the in-taxi workouts planned for August will feature wrist exercises. All of the exercises are professionally designed for white-collar workers suffering great work pressure, Touchmedia officials said.
Call us unhinged, but we think our great work pressure would best be relieved if the Touchmedia screens’ default setting upon entering a taxi was off, rather than on.