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If prostitutes could participate in TV talent shows

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San Lian Life Week editor Wang Xiaofeng recently dedicated his Massage Milk blog to publishing agricultural and industrial educational texts, and essays about Hu Jintao's Eight Honors and Eight Shames campaign.

His commentary on China's entertainment and media scene have a new home at Wangxiaofeng.net, where his caustic touch is still very much on display, as in this piece of mockery: If prostitutes could participate in TV talent contests.

Below is a rough translation of an extract from the post which mocks China's recent obsession with American Idol style TV programs:

Super Girls, China Dream, Lycra Wo Xing Wo Xiu, etc.: TV talent contests are becoming more and more common, and more and more people are participating in them. This has made me think: what if a prostitute or karaoke girl took part in one of these shows, how would that be?

Firstly, prostitutes have the right to take part in any activity in society. So they also have the right to take part in talent contest shows.

I had a look at this year's list of banned content from SARFT (the State Administration of Radio, Film and TV); I found that there is no rule banning prostitutes from participating in talent contest shows, so prostitutes male and female may take part in such shows. Although the public have a slightly different opinion of mistresses compared to prostitutes, but their work methods and means of earning money are basically the same, so if mistresses can take part, so can prostitutes...

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