Monday, May 28, 2012

Blind dissident already sick of Kardashians

May 20, 2012
By Andy Borowitz

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) - In his first interview since arriving in America, blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng told reporters today that he is grateful to be in the United States but is already “sick of these Kardashians.”

“Who are they, and what do they do?” Chen asked.  “I have asked these questions of many people, and no one will answer me.  It seems to be some kind of state secret.”

After being monitored for years by Chinese authorities, Chen said he finds the omnipresence of the Kardashians “troubling.”

“It almost feels as though I have traded one kind of tyranny for another,” he said.

The dissident said that if the Chinese government knew about the outsize role the Kardashians played in American life “they’d wonder what sort of country they’d bought.”

Chen said that since he had just arrived in New York he would reserve judgment about other aspects of life in the United States, but he did leave reporters with one final observation: “This Facebook IPO seems like total bullshit to me.”

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