October 24, 2021

Twitter suspends professor over posts mocking China’s Xi Jinping

Twitter suspends professor over posts mocking China’s Xi Jinping

Twitter suspends professor over posts mocking China’s Xi Jinping

By Mark Moore
July 7, 2021

Twitter temporarily suspended a New Zealand professor after she mocked the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party and President Xi Jingping.

Anne-Marie Brady, a professor at the University of Canterbury, wrote two tweets making fun of China and Xi celebrating the centennial of the Communist Party.

She posted a Sydney Morning Herald story headlined “Xi’s hollow 100th birthday celebration for the Chinese Communist Party” by adding “alternative headline: Xi: its my Party and I’ll cry if I want to,” referring to the Lesley Gore hit song from 1963.

In another, she posted a photo of a dour-looking Xi flanked by two Chinese officials on Saturday, writing, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

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