September 11, 2018
She may look good… but what is her impact on society?
China has a program to rate the social value of celebrities, which is equivalent to an awards ceremony system. Celebrities are given accolades and further career advancement based on how much they contribute to society.
This is like, literally the best idea ever.
Chinese film star Fan Bingbing has been ranked last in a report judging A-list celebrities on how “socially responsible” they are, fuelling further speculation about the whereabouts of the actress, who has not been seen in public for more than two months.
The 2017-2018 China Film and Television Star Social Responsibility Report, carried widely by state media outlets, ranks Chinese celebrities according to three criteria: professional work, charitable actions and personal integrity.
It praises celebrities who have become “relatively strong role models”, but also highlights cases where it says they have had a “negative” social impact.
But what is most notable is its 0% rating for Fan Bingbing, one of China’s biggest stars, who hasn’t been seen in public since 1 July when she visited a children’s hospital.
The report was authored by academics at Beijing Normal University.
Why do we not have this in our countries, I wonder?
In America, it is almost like there is some force which is pushing for the opposite of this… pushing to have negative social values forced on us by our nation’s celebrity culture.
As if there is some group in control of our celebrity culture which is intent on destroying Western society completely by totally eroding the most basic, normal morality by encouraging people to mimic the behavior of highly anti-social individuals.