Mixed Race Girl Sparks China Reality TV Race Row22:08 - Sunday 30 August 2009 - In Categories World Entertainment, World Videos
Thousands of Chinese reality TV fans posted racist comments on the internet after a mixed race girl appeared on an X Factor-style show.
Lou Jing was born in China, speaks fluent Mandarin, but has an African-American father.
As a contestant on Go! Oriental Angel, she was attempting to further her media ambitions and become a TV presenter.
But the 20-year-old was left having second thoughts after thousands of viewers posted racist messages about her skin colour.
Lou regrets taking part in the show and admits the experience has opened her eyes.
She said: ‘I couldn’t help crying. I am Chinese, but when I read the comments, I started to question myself.
‘I never questioned myself before. This time I started to think about how I am different from others.’