Taiwanese Lin Yu Chun and The Power of MediaPosted: April, 21 2010 in Blog, Diversity in media, 17, album cd, albums, america's got talent, american idol, asia, asian, australia, avenue, best seller, boy, britain's got talent, cantonese, cds, china, chinese, competition, cultural diversity, culture diversity, diverse, Diverse Casting, diversity, diversity cultural, diversity definition, diversity ethnic, diversity management, diversity of, diversity program, diversity species, diversity training, dollars, dream, dreamed, ethnic diversity, filipino, gay, gay films, gay marriage, I will always love you, japan, japanese, judges, kid, korea, korean, latino films, Lesbian, Lesbian films, Lin Yu Chun, ma vie en rose, managing diversity, mandarin, million, movie kevin costner, multicultural, multicultural activities, multicultural art, Multicultural casting, multicultural day, multicultural issues, multicultural lesson, multicultural literature, multicultural people, multicultural society, multicultural world, multiculturalism, multiculture, muslim films, one, performance, performer, performs, philippines, platinum hit, pop idol, singapore, singer, star, starking, super, susan boyle, taiwan, taiwan's got talent, Taiwanese Lin Yu Chun Sings Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" LIVE, teen, teenager, the body guard, tolerance, tolerances, tolerence, video, what is diversity, Whitney Houston, winner, work diversity, workforce diversity, workplace diversity, x factor
At this point everyone has seen and heard about Lin Yu Chun. What a wonderful talent. I was blessed to hear him interviewed and found that the inspiration of his singing was bullying from his peers.
“Being fat draws a lot of mockery in our society,” Lin said.
Lin said that he was teased because of his weight as a child, and that he would go to is room after school and sing away his sadness. He described the bullying as a game that the other students would play. Some of his classmates would hit him and run saying “Fatty can’t catch me.” as they ran away. Lin said that he never told his parents about what was going on because he did not want to trouble them. However, now his distress has turned into fame and promise.
“I now have more confidence in pursuing a singing career,” Lin told The Associated Press. “You don’t have to be a good-looking man or woman to succeed. Just be yourself and try your best.” AMEN! LIN! AMEN!
Actually, wait a minute let’s rephrase that. Maybe we need to redefine what a “Good-Looking” man or woman means. Diversity
is beautiful and it is time that we learn that right now. Lin you, your spirit, and your voice, are all beautiful. The fact that you sing this song with the feeling, that you sing with the skill that you do is beautiful. Let’s start understanding that we are all beautiful. All of us! Take a listen to this beautiful voice.
The beautiful thing about Lin is that he hopes that his new found fame will bring a sense of pride and self appreciation for all people who feel challenged by their weight. He hopes that his fortune will be a message to them that they are wonderful, important, and worthy of great things. We are with you Lin.