By Henry Williams.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Final Destination 3, 2006).
Chinese netizens have started an online petition calling for the release of a blogger detained since November 7th.
Zhai Xiaobing, a 36-old fund manager from Beijing, was detained for “untruthful terror-mongering”, according to the South China Morning Post.
Using the Twitter handle @Stariver, he posted a hypothetical movie synopsis for a new Final Destination horror sequel set at the 18th party congress. Final Destination movies are of course known for the gruesome deaths of almost everyone in them.
— 星河舰队 (@Stariver) November 5, 2012
#Tweet on Drame #Warning graphic “Final Destination 6” is about to put on show. The Great Hall of the People collapses all of a sudden. All 2,000 plus people in the meeting died instantly there except for 7 of them. But the seven died one after another in mystery. Is it a game of God, or the wrath of Death? How did the mysterious number 18 unlock the gate of Hell? Premieres globally on November the 8th. Bring you the most shocking scene!
Zhai predicted that all 2,000 delegates (bar the Politburo Standing Committee) would die after some poor architectural choices caused the Great Hall’s roof to collapse. The final seven would then presumably get finished off in mysterious circumstances.
His family and friends hoped that he would be released after the congress was finished, but there’s no sign of that happening yet.
China isn’t alone in locking up micro-bloggers for making idle threats. In the United Kingdom in 2010, Paul Chambers was arrested and eventually convicted after making a joke threat to blow up an airport after weather caused flights to be cancelled. His conviction was eventually overturned on appeal.
[Via: Global Voices Online]