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😡 A manager at a huge Chinese internet company releases a very disrespectful ad, Weibo users got him fired.
Weibo users get manager fired for ad direspectful to women
142k upvotes, 2.5k comments on Weibo
Where did this happen?
“Wǎngyì” shì zhōngguó de yījiā hěn dà de hùliánwǎnggōngsī.
互联网公司 ｜hùliánwǎng gōngsī｜internet company
‘Wang Yi’ is a large Internet company in China.
Zuìjìn, zhè jiā gōngsī de HR jīnglǐ fābù le yīgè zhāopìnguǎnggào. Lǐmiàn yǒusuǒ yǒu zài gōngsī gōngzuò de nǚshēng de zhàopiàn.
发布 ｜fābù｜to release (a publication)
招聘 ｜zhāopìn｜to hire (employees)
广告 | guǎnggào｜advertisement
Recently, this company’s HR manager released a hiring ad. Inside was a picture of all the women who work at the company.
What did he write?
Tā xiě:“Wǒmen zài zhāopìn. Xǐhuān gōngsī lǐ de nǎge nǚshēng, wǒ bāng nǐ liāo.”
撩 ｜liāo｜(slang) to flirt with somebody. e.g. “他是一个很喜欢撩女生的男人。“
He wrote, “We are hiring. Whichever woman you like, I’ll help you flirt with her.”
Weibo was furious 😤
Wēi bó shàng de rén dōu fēicháng shēngqì, juédé zhège shì bùzūnzhòng nǚshēng de guǎnggào, xiǎng yào zhège jīnglǐ bèi chǎoyóuyú.
不尊重 | bù zūnzhòng | to disrespect
被炒鱿鱼 ｜chǎoyóuyú｜(slang) to be fired. Literally means “to be stir-fried octopus.” 🐙 This term is commonly used in China to mean “getting fired.”
People on Weibo were extremely angry, feeling that this ad was disrespectful to women; they wanted the manager to be fired.
Manager was fired 🍳🐙
Zhège HR jīnglǐ hòulái dàoqiànle, yǐ jīng bèi chǎoyóuyú.
道歉 ｜dàoqiàn｜to apologize
The HR manager later apologized, and has already been fired.
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