Chinese Celebrities Jump on the ALS Ice Bucket Trend

Chinese Celebrities Jump on the ALS Ice Bucket Trend
Aug 21, 2014 By eChinacities.com

Not to be left out, Chinese celebrities are following in the footsteps of Bill Gates, Justin Bieber, and Jon Bon Jovi, and taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge.

The concept is simple; A person is publicly challenged to pour a bucket of ice and water over their own head, film the reaction and then post it online. They must respond within 24 hours or donate 100 USD to the ALS association.

It may seem like a lot of stingy people trying to get out of donating to charity, but the rate of donations has over tripled since the trend began and attracting some of the most famous names on the planet.

Now some of the biggest Chinese stars are getting in on the action, including Zhang Ziyi, Wang Lee-Hom, Jay Chou and Andy Lau with plenty more to follow; ex NBA star/ enormous giant Yao Ming is due to take the challenge today.

Source: Youku.com

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xunliang
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What's funny is that so many of the Chinese celebs have fallen ill afterwards and now many are refusing to do it.

Aug 22, 2014 23:09 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
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It is good to see Chinese celebrities doing something new and original.

Aug 22, 2014 12:34 Report Abuse

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bill8899
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No, the point is to donate money, whether you douse yourself or not.

Aug 21, 2014 20:25 Report Abuse

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ahopkins767
comment|49958|102175

What a cynic!! Go buy yourself a plane ticket and take over your luggage allowance in water to help those thirsty Africans then. Or does that not make sense??? Like your comment...

Aug 21, 2014 22:12 Report Abuse

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ahopkins767
comment|49963|102175

ha ha. Funny man. You must be a Yankie. :P

Aug 21, 2014 23:44 Report Abuse

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ahopkins767
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Yankee...noted that. I think it depends on whether dumping water on your head will get more people interested into the cause and thus donate. If nothing else isn't it a bit of fun, and that's something not enough Chinese people get. I wonder how many people said "nahh, I bet $100 you WON'T do it", and then they had to donate that to charity. How many more people now will donate because their "idols" are making a thing out of it??? You think it's a stupid idea. I say, go for it. I think that's the difference between us ;)

Aug 22, 2014 16:41 Report Abuse