Taiwanese media are a litte upset NBC won’t share footage of Michael Phelps’ 4×200 free relay gold, his 19th, making him the greatest Olympian of all-time. Anger has apparently built to the point that Next Media Animation (the Taiwan branch) produced the video above.
While there’s subtitles, I still don’t fully understand the narrative. Do the Taiwanese think Phelps is “very attractive,” or is the animated Subway-Sandwich-head an indication they think he’s not? Clearly, they see him as dophlin-like, because of his aquatic skills, they point out he’s a “white male,” and they obviously see NBC as greedy.
If anyone has any further insight, please share.
Next Media Animation is a Taiwan-based subsidiary of Next Media, a Hong Kong media conglomerate, which creates humorous CGI-animated coverage of recent news stories. The shorts were originally narrated in Mandarin and subsequently subtitled in English; more recent ones are released with both Chinese and English narration.