The Victoria’s Secret angel has altered her diction to ‘Chinese New Year’

  • China-born Liu Wen was bloody for regulating a ‘wrong term’ for a festival
  • The supermodel posted ‘Happy Lunar New Year’ not ‘Happy Chinese New Year’ 
  • Chinese users indicted Ms Liu, 30, of kowtowing to other Asian countries
  • While many others upheld her, observant it’s scold to use ‘Lunar New Year’
  • The Victoria’s Secret angel has altered her diction to ‘Chinese New Year’

Tracy You For Mailonline



One of a world’s highest-paid supermodels has been underneath glow after posting ‘Happy Lunar New Year’ instead of ‘Happy Chinese New Year’ on her Instagram account.

Angry Chinese web users have taken to a amicable media app – that is blocked in mainland China – to credit China-born indication Liu Wen of being ‘unpatriotic’.

Ms Liu, 30, posted a argumentative greetings underneath a design of her and Wendi Deng Murdoch on Feb 19. She has altered a summary to ‘Happy Chinese New Year’.

Happy Chinese New Year!!! ����@wendimurdoch

A post common by Liu Wen (刘雯) (@liuwenlw) on Feb 18, 2018 during 12:16pm PST

Liu Wen, 30, is one of a many famous Chinese conform models in a world. The 5’10’ runway star is graphic walking Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Nov 20, 2017 in Shanghai

Born in China’s Hunan Province, a 5’10’ runway star became a initial Asian indication to travel a Victoria’s Secret annual conform uncover in 2009.

With 3.7 million supporters on Instagram, she is one of a initial Chinese models to benefit general approval – after Du Juan – and was a eighth highest-paid indication in a universe in 2017, according to Forbes. 

She is referred to by millions of Chinese fans as their ‘big sister’. The sexual nickname was given to her since Ms Liu once was so ungainly to be regonised by a fan she told a fan she was not Liu Wen though ‘her vast sister’.

Despite all, her elementary holiday wishes on Instagram yesterday immediately brought her rare criticism, mostly posted in Simplified Chinese.

Ms Liu became a initial Asian indication to travel a Victoria’s Secret annual conform uncover in 2009. Pictured, she walks a runway during a 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York

One Instagram user ‘baijingting999’ said: ‘For non-Chinese, it’d be fine to not contend Chinese New Year. But for a Chinese person, not observant that is unequivocally sad. If we don’t honour a culture, don’t design a others to honour ours.’

The same user also argued that as a luminary and Chinese, Ms Liu should not de-valuate her possess culture. 

The user indicted Ms Liu of kowtowing to other Asian countries, such as Vietnam and South Korea, that also applaud a Lunar New Year.

Another Instagram user ‘Phoebegaoo’ also bloody Ms Liu for regulating ‘Lunar New Year’. The user argued that a festival originated in China and is opposite from Lunar New Year since it is formed on the lunisolar calendar, not only a lunar calendar.  

What’s a difference? Chinese New Year vs. Lunar New Year

People applaud a Lunar New Year in London’s Chinatown on Feb 18, 2018

The festival in doubt is famous as a Chinese New Year, a Lunar New Year or a Spring Festival. 

Even within China, it’s infrequently referred to as a Lunar New Year or Lunar Spring Festival. 

Different from a Western New Year, that is dynamic by a Gregorian calendar, a Lunar New Year is formed on a lunar calendar, that in spin is formed on the monthly cycles of a moon’s phases. 

The arise is distinguished around a universe among Asian people, though a categorical festivities are celebrated in China and other East and South-east Asian countries, such as Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Many other web users are ancillary Ms Liu. They claimed that a critique was created by keyboard warriors in China who were ‘making a towering out of a molehill’.

They indicted a critics of being ‘unreasonable’ since they pronounced even a Chinese state media are regulating a tenure ‘Lunar New Year’.

One user ‘elvisamissah’ said: ‘Don’t mind those brainwashed i****s! Happy new year Sis!’ 

Another user ‘akggk88’ commented: ‘Happy lunar new year from mainland.’

The Instagram post from Liu Wen has collected 90,546 likes and 2,773 comments.

Ms Liu has been indicted of regulating ‘Lunar New Year’ instead of ‘Chinese New Year’ in an Instagram post. The conform idol has altered her diction after her criticism was bombarded

Ms Liu is one of a handful of Chinese models who have donned the Victoria Secret Angel Wings. 

Although these supermodels are generally reputable and dignified by a Chinese people, they are also underneath measureless amicable vigour to do things ‘correctly’.

Last November, Chinese supermodel Ming Xi, 28, had to apologised to her nation after descending down on a runway of a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai.

The 28-year-old released a reparation on amicable media: ‘I’m contemptible to let everybody down. Thanks for everyone’s concern.’ 

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