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Chinatown Chang’e undergoes radical overnight transformation from super masculine look

Sure use Meitu one.

Nyi Nyi Thet |Jason Fan | August 22, 11:50 am

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A statue of Chang’e at Chinatown recently captured the imagination of the masses.

The statue showed off a considerably more masculine profile than previous iterations of the Moon Goddess.

Here is regular Chang’e:

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Here is Chinatown Chang’e:

Image from Yang Shi Ming

Take a closer look at that Erlang Shen level intensity.

Image from Yang Shi Ming

There was of course rather strong feedback for this change in appearance, although some did appreciate the different take on the well-known mythology.

The change in appearance might have signalled a planned change in lore as well.

Perhaps instead of Chang’e being forced to drink the elixir of immortality to prevent Fengshan, her husband’s apprentice, from getting it, Chinatown Chang’e would have just smashed his head in and lived happily ever after with Hou Yi.

Alas, the legend of the masculine Chang’e did not last long.

Here is what she looks like now.

Image by Jason Fan
Image by Jason Fan
Image by Jason Fan

Look at that contour.

Image by Jason Fan

The statue was apparently repainted, and reworked at around 2:00 am on August 22.

Oh no.

Related story:

Chang’e figure at S’pore Chinatown turning heads because it looks masculine

Top image by Yang and Fan
 

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