Chinese Teacher Freezes When Writing Up Student For “Remember Tiananmen Square” Shirt
Chinese teacher Huang Li was faced with a curious dilemma yesterday after attempting to write up a student for a “Remember Tiananmen Square” T-shirt. Li was unsure how to write up the student without himself acknowledging his awareness of the violent suppression of protests in the square on June 4th, 1989, which resulted in an estimated several thousand casualties.
“The little bastard is tricky. Students keep asking him what it is, and he starts explaining, and then I have to quickly interrupt,” said a visibly distressed Huang Li, wiping sweat from his face. “I can’t make him change his shirt without acknowledging that it happened. It’s like a Chinese finger trap, or as we call them in China, a finger trap.”
“Mr. Li seems to not want me to wear this shirt or something,” said the student in question, who wished to remain anonymous. “I don’t understand. It’s just a simple shirt asking people to remember a geographic location at which nothing out of the ordinary, especially not on June 4th, 1989, ever happened, right?”
Li had no other choice but to call the police, who, upon entering the classroom and seeing the student’s shirt, also froze, mumbled something about needing to get home for dinner, and quickly escaped the classroom.
Unfortunately, the student came to class the next day with a “Lmao Zedong” shirt instead. “Now THAT is a dope shirt,” said Li.