'Once upon a virus': China mocks the US response to the coronavirus crisis with a Lego-like animat

 'Once upon a virus': China mocks the US response to the coronavirus crisis with a Lego-like animation featuring a terracotta warrior wearing a face mask and the Statue of Liberty



China has published a short animation titled 'Once Upon a Virus' mocking the U.S. response to the new coronavirus using Lego-like figures to represent the two countries.

中国发布了一段名为《病毒往事》(Once Upon a Virus)的动画短片,嘲笑美国对这种新型冠状病毒的反应,以乐高式人物代表两国。

In the animation posted online by China's official Xinhua news agency, red curtains open to reveal a stage featuring Lego-like figures in the form of a terracotta warrior wearing a face mask and the Statue of Liberty.


'We discovered a new virus,' says the warrior.


'So what?' replies the Statue of Liberty. 'It's only a flu.'


As the warrior issues warnings about the virus and counts off the grim milestones in China's outbreak, the Statue of Liberty replies dismissively with echoes of Trump's press conferences in which he played down the severity of the illness.


'Are you listening to yourselves?' asks the warrior as the statue begins to turn red with fever and gets hooked up to an intravenous drip.


'We are always correct, even though we contradict ourselves,' the statue replies.


'That's what I love about you Americans, your consistency,' says the warrior.




Tiger, London

How dare they mock anyone at this current time.



Nulland Void, near The MilkyWay, Wallis And Futuna

I really want the LEGO terra-cotta army!



stellatessa, The heartland of America, United States

China is unusually "vocal" in mocking the US



Jysr, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Totally love the video and totally spot on



Andysimpson4, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Hahaha I hate to say it however that video is quite funny



Val1000, Woodstock, United States

I dialed into the WHO briefings in January since they were public and the Diamond Princess issue had just begun. They raised warnings that we ignored.



Albertspeers, Belly of the Beast USA., United States

It's good to see the USA mocked sometimes as it's a international bully.


L-C, UK, United Kingdom

May be you should consider emigrating to China instead



Mr Ferguson, Somewhere, United Kingdom

I've followed this virus very closely. And I'm afraid to say, there's a lot of truth in what China say.



The_Oracle, Whitsunday, Bouvet Island

They do isn't mock the US rather Trump, the lounging stock of the world.



Sissy Jupe, Coketown, United Kingdom

So it IS airborne like smallpox then. Now that's even more frightening.



SRE77, Conwy, United Kingdom

The rhetoric needs to calm down on all sides.This could escalate into WW3.



Sunny_Days, Somewhere, United States

Boycott Chinese products!!



Vex, Solitude, United Kingdom

Inappropriate when people are dying and losing their jobs but, I don't blame them for defending themselves.



hjd10, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Pretty much sums up the situation.



dandylion, Raleigh, United States

China calls the United States on our hubris and we Americans deserve it.



Walked Away Democrat, Everywhere, United States

No one cares what China has to say.



bobbie , Aussie, Australia

I think the biggest thing countries want to know is.... where did it start? So it doesn't happen again.

我认为各国最想知道的是,病毒到底来源哪里? 找到病毒来源了,就不会重蹈覆辙了。