Another posting of the herbal baby soup hoax with racist overtones

June 26, 2012

Attention: EM’s explanation for reposting this:

It seems that some people cannot accept that this so-called news ‘story’ is a steaming bowl of racist crap, not real babies in soup.
I am always gob-smacked when the traffic to my ‘herbal soup’ thread jumps.
In the last couple of days I have tracked this back to Singapore.
It surfaces regularly. Same photos from Zhu Yu and same blood libel jibber jabber.
Even when one sane soul joins the thread and points out that the whole thing is fake some dribblejaws continue to want to believe it.

Update: 10pm Melbourne time:

I left a comment on the Singapore site of Breathing Asia, but they were still in moderation some 18 hours later.

Could be innocent, but for the record:

Breathing Asia, Living Singapore

I am beyond disgusted and being Chinese, I still need to say this, what is wrong with people in China?  WHy would you even come up with this?  Why are people drinking this?  Why are people proud to be able to purchase this?  WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???!!!

“The Baby Soup is called in the local jargon ‘Spare Rib Soup’ and is not available on a daily basis. The reporter who originally wrote the article in Chinese said that he had to wait a couple of weeks until a baby was available. A couple who had two daughters already had a third pregnancy which they aborted when they found out at 5 months it was again a girl. So they contacted the restaurant and sold their aborted daughter. Babies which are close to term (i.e. 9 months) cost 2,000 yuan (about US$ 290) The ones that are aborted earlier only…

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April Fools continue to poison the web: Baby Herbal Soup [redux]

April 2, 2011

I continue to be amazed and disgusted that the baby herbal soup hoax continues to circulate on the interwebs, but I am also heartened by the fact that many people intervene in chat rooms and discussion boards where this incoherent gibberish is regularly upchucked onto the screen.

I came across one nice attempt to refute the baby herbal soup hoax on an Indonsian site Another Paths, written by a young Indonesian coast guard clerk, Asa S.

I don’t speak bahasa, so I got Google to machinetranslate the piece. I have not edited the transcript. If anyone can provide a more accurate translation, I’ll be greatful.

Fetal Soup in China: Hoax

BBC News displays news about the fetus or Healty Soup Soup which was aired on British television in 2003 in Columns Entertainment. Although many know the lie of this news, but I still receive fuel from a handful of broadcast groups who do not know to spread the image Fetus Soup images via BlackBerry Messenger. Is that right?

One example of Fetal Soup picture what I mean, you can see more photos here, and read news that is misleading passionate here, in a forum and also the results of its review [by Ethical Martini] here.

This shocking news loaded semi-official daily of The Seoul Times, see the following picture.

Not only Muslims, a Christian forum also had to believe, but this trit eventually removed after receiving denials from the readers. The most severe occurred in Scotland, the FBI and Scotland Yard (Metropolitan Police Service Centre) participate so that they do follow-up provoked a deeper investigation in 2001. Even The Guardian also had to load it in 2002.

Then if the news is true? of course not! try reading the last article from the BBC following. (Open in new tab).

News from the BBC on January 3, 2003 over the name of a contemporary Chinese artist named Zhu Yu. And it is clear that the photos that circulated only the result of Zhu Yu’s artwork is on showcase at the Third Shanghai Biennale in Shanghai China in 2000 under the theme “Fuck Off Exhibition”. The work of Zhu Yu’s controversy titled “Eating People”.

The exhibition which was held on November 6, 2000 attended by 67 participants, half (31) came from outside China, such as Matthew Barney (USA), William Kentridge (South Africa), Emily Kane Kngwarreya (Australia), Sarkis (Turkey), Anish Kapoor ( India / UK), Katsura Funakoshi (Japan), and Heri Dono (Indonesia), and so on.

Followed also by artists from China who lived around the world, such as Cai Guo-Qiang (USA), Huang, Yong-Ping (France), and Yan, Pei-Ming (France), etc. Compared with the previous Biennale, an art form far more varied, including paintings, multi-media, installations, video art, and conceptual art, etc. In addition, there are two-day international symposium held at the Museum. Many art critics, historians, and curators from around the world participated. Symposium theme is Cultural Fusion. (Absoluteart)

A rare image of Zhu Yu

Zhu Yu graduated from High School Affiliated Academy Art Center in Chengdu in 1991. He was born the same city in 1970. After the success of Eating People, in the following years many artists makes the creation of dramatic photos that seemed to justify the Fetus Soup. Actually there are other artists who showcase the work entitled Human disgusting Oil in the same year, but seems less interested media to disseminate it.

Peng Yu Human Oil

Watch videos of contemporary Chinese art is part 1,2,3 if still not believe.

Note: Photos are not I include dramatic photos, please Googling with key word Fetal Soup, Baby Herbal Soup.