Chinese language diplomats slammed Reuters as “ugly” for a photograph the media outlet utilized in a report concerning the nation’s gold-medal profitable weightlifter Zhihui Hou.
“Amongst all of the photographs of the sport, @Reuters has chosen this one, which solely exhibits how ugly they’re,” the Chinese language embassy of Sri Lanka tweeted Saturday in response to the report detailing Hou’s prime medal within the ladies’s 49-kg weightlifting on the Tokyo Olympics.
“Don’t put politics and ideologies above sports activities, and name your self an unbiased media group. Shameless,” the embassy’s tweet continued.
The photograph that triggered the uproar is simply an motion shot of Hou lifting a weight with a strained expression on her face.
On Sunday, China’s state-run newspaper the International Occasions ran a narrative on the “controversial photograph” that stated some Western media organizations had been “unfairly focusing on China” of their Olympics protection.