An example of the lengths Beijing has taken to project a perfect image for China during the Olympics. [Yang Peiyi], a 7-year-old girl, was replaced [by Lin Miaoke, 9] after officials deemed her face was "not suitable" for the opening ceremony.___________________________________________________________________________
Instead, the older girl with a perfect smile lip-synced the words to "Ode to the Motherland," which had been recorded by the younger youngster.
Okay, so The Snarkster is a sucker for a cute little singing girl story.
Unfortunately, the cute little girl was lip syncing, while another little girl, hidden away from the eyes of the camera (and the world) was behind the scenes because she was deemed to be too "unattractive."
Quite frankly, TS feels that little Yang Peiyi, the real singer, was as cute as a button, snaggly teeth and round face notwithstanding.
What TS finds "ugly" is the Chinese lack of human rights, repression, and a total disregard for the environment, which affects the entire world, not just their borders.
So who's "ugly" now?