Adultery Accusation Causes Web Sensation

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A clip of well-known Chinese broadcaster Hu Ziwei at a high-profile Olympics press conference accusing her husband of having an affair has turned into a web video hit. The clip shows Ziwei dropping the bombshell about her husband, Zhang Bin, himself a famous sports anchor for CCTV 5 in China, at a CCTV press event held to kick off its coverage of the summer games.

The only things I can say in Chinese are “How are you?” and “Extremely well, thank you,” so I can’t translate, but Variety has the money quote from Ziwei.

“Today is a special day for the Olympic Channel, and it’s a special day for Zhang Bin, and for me, it’s a special day, too. Because just two hours ago, I found out that, besides me, Zhang Bin has been having an improper relationship with another woman,” she said.

The video coverage found its way online late last week, where it caught fire on Chinese video site Tudou and on YouTube. Variety says it was the most watched video clip online, but doesn’t provide numbers to back it up. Two copies of the video we found totaled roughly one million plays.

Given how interesting this simple press event for the Olympics was, we can’t wait to see the actual games.

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