Guess a lot of people heard about that Beijing Olympics deal and how there was a little girl that lip-synched the opening ceremony song as the event organizers felt that the original singer was a bit too chubby and wouldnâ€™t be as presentable. I was kind of surprised that was front page news today in the local papers here.
That was indeed pretty surprising to me personally as I always figured the Olympics was all about diversity anyways as oppose to being some kind of Hollywood show. When I think about it from a general point of view though, even in say events marketing many times companies use people to represent them solely as the spokesperson who doesnâ€™t say have the skills but rather the right image.
So in that sense I am a little surprised how big this news is. The other stuff I read was interesting though such as having paid fans in the audience to help fill in empty seats and to project a super happy image of the events to the media. Again though, thatâ€™s not too unheard of.