Date
22 November 2017
Following a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, actress-turned-lawyer Mary Jean Reimer has added to the chorus of complaints against mainland visitors. Photos: Facebook
Following a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, actress-turned-lawyer Mary Jean Reimer has added to the chorus of complaints against mainland visitors. Photos: Facebook

‘Line-cutters’ and trash at Disneyland: Guess who’s to blame?

Mary Jean Reimer, an actress-turned-lawyer who is better known by her Chinese name Yung Jing-Jing, has found many netizens agreeing with her views after she posted Facebook notes detailing her unpleasant experience with mainland visitors at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Some mainlanders instruct their children to cut into queues and then join the kids themselves, pretending that they are just reuniting with their family, Reimer wrote after a visit to the theme park last Friday.

The visitors tend to give fierce stares to anyone objecting to their behavior, she said, also noting that they keep on pushing even after cutting into the line.

James Lai, one of Reimer’s friends who accompanied her on the Disneyland trip, has uploaded a video onto YouTube. The video, titled “The Art of Powerful Nation Queue Jumping“, shows a man in a blue shirt cutting a queue in a brazen manner. The video drew more than 14,000 views within five days.

Reimer’s Facebook platform, meanwhile, also had photos showing purported littering by theme park visitors. Even a container for holding umbrella bags was filled with trash, pictures showed.

“Will Hong Kong’s economy really collapse if there are no individual visitors” from the mainland?, she asked. “How much longer do we have to suffer in silence?”

That said, Riemer pointed out that Hong Kong people and mainlanders are brothers. Hongkongers only aim to do good when they point out the bad behavior of some visitors, she wrote.

“Your uncivilized and rude behavior has drawn criticism in every part of the world. We only hope that our kind advice can make us improve together and that we can raise our head in the international stage,” she wrote.

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