Yes, they chose someone else because they thought she wasn’t cute enough…how awful…this wasn’t some commercial event it is supposed to be about talent…it stinks…what if the athletes were turned away because they didn’t think they were pretty enough?
Yes it was a wonderful spectacle that China pulled off. Of course the money could have been put to better use. We do have millions around the world starving. Its the Olympics!!! In 4 years we will have forgotten where they were at. I already have forgotten where the last ones were. They have no eternal value. But China is pretty much an atheistic communist country what are you suppose to expect from them.
Granted while I don’t think it fits my feeling for what is ethical, I find it hard to be too critical over this. While we may have our distinction between what is permissible and what is not, it really wasn’t that far away from it. We have our preference for people whom will lip-sync and ones that are better looking, granted we don’t exactly like it when called on; we though still want people to actually at least used the song they sung. Perhaps they have their preference for a good show rather than the person performing in the show to have done so.
Bah there is plenty more to be critical on, I’d just give this one a pass, and chalk it up to cultural preferences.