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将中国留学生比作“狗”?被骂删帖后,美国驻华大使馆道歉了

  多家外媒发布消息称,美国驻华大使馆道歉了。

  此前,美国使馆签证处在一条微博中,将申请赴美签证的中国学生比作“想出去玩耍的狗狗”,但在引发批评后删除。

  《南华早报》报道截图

  据《南华早报》报道:

  The US embassy to China has apologized for a social mediapost that compared Chinese students applying for visas to puppieswanting to play, which was criticized by online users asinsensitive and derogatory.

  insensitive:(对他人的感受)未意识到的,漠不关心的;麻木不仁的

  derogatory /dɪˈrɒɡətri/:贬低的;贬义的

  5日,美国使馆签证处在微博发布“美国驻华大使馆的学生签证申请服务已经阶段性恢复”的消息。微博配发的视频显示一只小狗从围栏里爬出来,并写道:“春暖花开,你是不是像这只狗狗一样,迫不及待想出去玩耍了呢?”

  美国使馆签证处5日发布的微博,在引发批评后已删除

  The post, which has since been deleted, contained a videoshowing a puppy escaping its pen, with a caption that said “springis here and the flowers are in bloom, are you like thisdoggy who can’t wait to go out and play?”

  “The US embassy’s student visa application service has resumedin phases. What are you waiting for?” said the post, which wasfirst published on Weibo on Wednesday.

  美国使馆将申请签证的中国学生比作“迫不及待想出去玩耍的狗狗”,激怒了中国网友。报道称,很多网友认为,这一比喻带有贬义和种族主义色彩,或是在嘲笑中国学生。

  The post soon ignited Chinese netizens' anger as many believedthe US Embassy had compared Chinese students to dogs. Thoseindignant web users called it "blatant racism."

  美国驻华大使馆 资料图

  很快,美国使馆签证处删除了这条微博。

  据《南华早报》报道,美国驻华大使馆一名发言人6日对此事做出解释,并向被冒犯的人道歉。

  发言人称,那条微博本意是轻松幽默的,但大使馆发现网友并不这样认为,之后立刻删除了帖文。

  An embassy spokesperson told the South China Morning Post theWeibo announcement was meant to be lighthearted and humorous,however it was taken down immediately when the embassy saw it hadnot been received in that spirit.

  发言人称,“我们对所有中国人都怀有最深敬意,包括中国学生。如果有人被冒犯,我们为此道歉,那绝非我们的本意。”

  “We have the utmost respect for all Chinese people, certainlyincluding Chinese students. We apologize if anyone was offended,that was certainly not our intention,” the spokesperson said.

  对于此事,也有网民认为,中美传统文化对待狗的态度不同。在大多数的中国习惯语中,“狗”这个字是含贬义的,例如“狗仗人势”“狐朋狗友”“狼心狗肺”等。然而在美国文化中,狗是人类最好的朋友。

  另有部分网民认为,虽然这可能是出于文化差异,但无论如何,美国使馆签证处作为面向华人的机构,在中国发文,就应该先研究一下中国文化。否则不管是什么原因而忽视了这种文化差异造成“误会”,都存在无可推脱的责任。https://www.sohu.com/a/465272563_162758?scm=1002.280027.3db.PC_CHANNEL_FEED&spm=smpc.ch25.fd-news.72.1620615201085erGuA0w


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