Stop prejudiced reports

Updated: 2014-12-19 08:02

(China Daily)

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The media should not spread misleading values. Why should the media suggest that all good-looking women should be brought to viewers' notice and prompted into the entertainment circle? says an article on Excerpts:

A good-looking woman employed in the canteen of a university in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, became popular overnight after her portrait was posted on the Internet. Her popularity owes a lot to netizens' habit of sensationalizing "news" about good-looking women working in restaurants, or selling fruits and snacks in streets.

The majority of netizens' opinions on such women is biased, for they pressure them to get into the entertainment industry - for example, become a model or an actress. Such comments do flatter the young women, irrespective of their own views about themselves.

Some women have indeed used their popularity on the Internet to find better jobs. One of them even went on to become an actress. But the popularity of such women exposes a social prejudice, that a person should be judged by his or her appearance rather than his/her qualities.

True, good-looking people are more likely to achieve success than the Plain Janes and Average Joes. But real success comes from people's knowledge, intelligence, experience and the ability to solve problems rather than their appearance.

The popularity of good-looking working women on the Internet reflects some netizens' short-sightedness. Modern society needs true role models, not Internet "goddesses". As for the media, including social media, they should stop projecting such women because there are many more important news to report.