Hong Kong is currently in the throes of enormous demonstrations calling for democratic reforms and the ouster of Leung Chun-ying, its chief executive. Today, his 22-year-old daughter posted a very stupid thing on Facebook.
When she received comments about a necklace she was wearing in a recent photo, Leung Chai-yan, a student at the London School of Economics, responded thusly:
"The necklace on my profile pic is not a dog collar, silly!!!" she said. "This is actually a beautiful necklace bought at Lane Crawford (yes - funded by all you HK taxpayers!! So are all my beautiful shoes and dresses and clutches!! Thank you so much!!!!)".
Then, she decided that maybe the people making fun of her weren't taxpayers at all:
Chai Yan hit out at those taunting her saying, "Actually maybe I shouldn't say 'all you'- since most of you here are probably unemployed hence all this time obsessed with bombarding me with messages". She later said, "It's ok, your mother still loves you".
The protests call for greater democracy after a mandate from Bejing that candidates for Hong Kong leadership be handpicked by the Chinese government. This kind let-them-eat-cake posturing from Leung Chai-yan, then, is a very bad look for her father. Her Facebook has since been pulled down.