The Cross-Dressing Breakout Star of China’s Boys-Only Super Boy

On China’s Super Boy (think: American Idol, but for boys only), young singers try their hand at impressing a panel of judges. These judges were surprised when Liu Zhu, from the Sichuan province, showed up looking like a lady.

Judge Annie Rose took the lead on quizzing Zhu about his gender.

“I am still suspicious about your identity. Can we examine your gender?”

“How do you examine?”

“Do you choose a male judge or a female judge to verify? I still have doubts about your identity. I think you are a girl.”

“I didn’t lie. Thank you.”

“But I feel if you are lying, you are playing tricks on us and the viewers.”

“I didn’t lie or play tricks on you.”

“Then I hope the netizens will human flesh search you! Can you swear on your dignity?”

“I can swear on it on anything…”

China Hush raided his Baidu profile page and found these photos and relays:

Netizens actually were angry about the way Judge Annie Rose treated him. While some netizens criticized how Judge Annie Rose’s rude behaviors, many showed full support of Liu Zhu. It is actually a big deal to enter the singing contest and go on national television like this, especially in China. Some netizens praised him being brave, real and honest.

However some think the whole thing is engineered to hype up the ratings. How naïve can Judge Annie Rose be? to think the contest staff is incapable of determining contestants’ genders, that she needs to call for a human flesh search on him?

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  • Mike L.

    Ha! Annise is just jealous b/c Zhu is much more beautiful and has a much more pleasant and enchanting voice than her, Jealous ho alert!!!!

  • thedarkchariot

    For those that don’t understand Chinese (the translation is really way too Engrish-y) basically, the judges kept stopping him* to ask for his ID to confirm that he’s a male, and ask what school he came from, etc. The weird thing is that one judge was like super confrontational, but I don’t believe it came from a place of homophobia, rather, it seemed like they really didn’t want anyone embarrassing the judges by fooling the system. Either way, he responded really politely and articulately.

    *I chose to say “him” because I believe that he does want to identify as male, but simply wants to expand the gender expression of what it means to be male.

    Anyway, this guy is fucking awesome.

  • Jeremy

    Oh My Lord! This boy/girl has gut! Wonder how many wedgies has he/she has overcome to be this brave!

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