Sunday, December 30, 2012
Ai WeiWei Is A Tabloid's Dream Subject So Why Don't They Feature Him?
That is what they are.
“I think they don’t know how to handle someone like me,” Ai said in an interview. “They kind of give up managing me.”
The pressure left Ai feeling more strongly than ever that one of China’s biggest problems is autocratic government. He became more outspoken, not less.
“At every step, they pushed me into it,” he said. “I told them, ‘You create people like me.’ ”
After briefly lying low after his imprisonment, Ai has resumed his political pranks. Mocking the authorities for installing 15 cameras to monitor his movements, he broadcast a public “weiweicam” on the Internet with a feed from his bedroom so the government could keep an even closer eye on him.
“They almost begged me to turn it off,” he said with a grin.
When Hillary Clinton talks about Internet freedom, I think that’s really beautiful.”
This is the strategy folks. Memorize it.
Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart need a paparazzi strategy.