Xiaxue calls on trolls to be more creative, says most bloggers are shameless

Xiaxue: "Most bloggers are shameless"

Xiaxue: “Most bloggers are shameless”

Xiaxue, one of Singapore’s most prolific bloggers, has responded to negative comments from social media trolls with a video in which she calls on “haters” to put more creativity into their nasty remarks.

The fashion and beauty blogger, whose real name is Wendy Cheng, posted a video on Singapore reality/lifestyle site in which she read out some of the “mean comments” directed at her and said how they affect her.

“I really appreciate when haters are funny. Put some creativity into your hate comments,” Cheng said, referring to comments she found amusing that described her as a “Chinese man with a blonde wig” and a “crushed insect.”

In response to a comment that called her “shameless”, she retorted: “Most bloggers are shameless.”

She also responded to comments that described her as an “auntie, fat and ugly”, “a bald granma with that hideous hair” and “the ugliest girl on YouTube.”

Her video, titled “Mean comments”, comes out a few weeks after she drew criticism for posting an image on Instagram that revealed instructions from a sponsor for how she should write a picture caption for a product she was promoting, calling into question her editorial integrity.

Cheng, who has been blogging for around a decade, said she reckons around two per cent of the comments she receives are negative, and she usually deletes them and blocks the posters.

“I don’t think I ever got really depressed or sad over the mean comments. Most of the time they just made me angry or annoyed.”

“My message to my haters out there: I guess I love you guys,” she said. “What motivates me is that, the more successful I get, the more money I make, the more unhappy you will be.”

Last month, Cheng and blogger-brand network Nuffnang were threatened with legal action over a Xiaxue post that criticised a brand she was supposedly endorsing.


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