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.”