News of the horrific decapitation of a 4-year-old girl on the street in Taipei have consumed media on both sides of the strait, with everybody weighing in, right down to infamous Internet celebrity Liu Zi-chen, better known as “snake spirit boy.”
Liu took to Facebook to express his condolences, writing: “If it were possible, elder sis would sacrifice her own chin to kill that piece of trash to take vengeance for Little Light Bulb.”
About 12 hours later, he posted again: “I wish I could give this teddy bear to her, so she won’t be alone. Please hold my hand as you make your way up to heaven and remember, there are no bad guys there. Don’t worry, I will avenge your death and rip your murderer into pieces.”
Well, we certainly know where ‘snake spirit boy’ stands on Taiwan’s raging death penalty debate.
Liu became popular on Weibo for his huge doll eyes, pointy chin and lean physique, which he claimed were “all natural.” However, netizens were somewhat skeptical. Evidence questioning the veracity of his claim came out late last year when pictures of Liu as a kid leaked online. These pics prompted him to admit that he did undergo some slight plastic surgery in the past.
Liu’s looks are one of his most prized possessions and he has frequently flaunted them, even posting nude pictures online. His usual online persona consists of bragging about how rich and pretty he is, and hating on Singapore. We will have to wait and see how he influences this debate.
By Sarah Lin
[Image via Facebook / Sina]