[Update 2, 16/01/06 6:34pm: SOMEONE launched an attack on the pics in a bid to destroy evidence. The pics for this entry have been restored.]
[update: I chatted with Blinkymummy in the afternoon over msn and she has confirmed with me that xiaxue was the one who tried to frame me by setting up the hate site in my name. Full details accompanied with screenshots tomorrow morning.]
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. What about impersonation?
While looking through technorati, I chanced upon this recently set up "Anti-BM, Pro-XX" (BM = Blinkymummy) blog. I was surprised to see "xialanxue" in the contributors' column.
Apparently, it didn't stop there. In one of the entries, "xialanxue" was again used to give people the wrong idea that the entry was written by me.
This is what I found upon checking the impersonator's profile:
Actually, being impersonated is not a new thing for me. A while ago, someone tried to pass off as me by signing off as "xialanxue" (even going so far as to link to my blog) with a rude comment on mr brown (MB)'s blog. Luckily my sitemeter alerted me to traffic from MB's site which was out of the ordinary for me so I decided to check it out. Apparently, MB's wife had at that time just delivered another baby and everyone was sending in their congratulations. You can see what the impersonator did in the screenshot below, along with my subsequent discovery and clarification.
While taking the screenshot today, I found that MB added his own notes to the comment to clarify the situation for those who might not read every single comment. I would just like to thank MB for the kind gesture - I appreciate that. I would also like to urge sitemasters or readers who see any unusual comments, supposedly left by "xialanxue" to check its validity and authenticity with me by emailing the link to me at email@example.com
An anonymous reader alerted me to xx's recent entry on xlx. If I'm not wrong, the entry was constructed based on the "Anti-BM, Pro-XX" blog I have talked about earlier. Reading into the contents of that blog, you might realise that the writing (and drawing?) style resembles that of who else but XX herself! Another publicity stunt at Blinkymummy's and my expense, just because we spoke up against you being a racist?
I am sorry but if you want to impersonate me, you are doing a very lousy job at it - Maybe if you eliminate all vulgarities, improve your grammar and vocabulary and learn how to make valid and proper arguments, you might just stand a chance at passing off as me. In the meantime, grow up...
Anyway, someone by the name of Laurel Sim or Ben Koh has set up a petition against XX after reading the post script of an earlier entry.
There are some mistakes in the petition that I would like to point out. Firstly, Laurel Sim/Ben Koh, can you change "To people of Singapore" to "To MDA" or "To All those affected by XX's irresponsible posts"? Secondly, can you change the 50,000 to "close to 20,000"? If you look closely at XX's site statistics, only 57.49% of her visitors are Singaporeans. Furthermore, her entries also angered a lot of malaysians and people around the region, so you shouldn't just address it to the People of Singapore.
At the time of writing, there are currently only 10 signatures - Do take my advice in changing the parts I highlighted - I am sure there will be a lot more signatures soon.
Online petition against XX
Decide for yourself [xlx]
We won't tolerate racists too [xlx]
Technorati tags: Racism, Xiaxue, XX, Singapore, MDA, ARM, Blinkymummy, MrBrown, xialanxue, xlx, Petition, Impersonator
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