Beauty-Filter-Glitch während Livestream

Der Schönheitsfilter einer bekannten Vloggerin aus China ist während eines Livestreams ausgefallen und zeigte die angebliche Hochglanztussi als normale Frau: Chinese vlogger who used filter to look younger caught in live-stream glitch. Jetzt tun alle ganz überrascht. Tatsächlich ist die Nutzung von Filtern alltäglich für chinesische Vloggerinnen, am erstaunlichsten sind die gezielten Manipulationen der Filter durch spezielle Make-Up-Techniken, wie man sie etwa in diesem Clip der South China Morning Post sieht (Video unten).

Meines Erachtens wissen alle von diesem Spiel, Nutzer wie Video-Macher, und dieser Glitch kann angesichts dessen auch ein gelungener PR-Coup von Qiao Biluo sein, die sich hier nicht nur der dämlichen Auswertung von Schönheitsidealen entzieht, sondern nun gleichzeitig ein Zuschauerwachstum von 650% aufweisen kann. Well played, Qiao.

Fans of a popular Chinese video blogger who called herself “Your Highness Qiao Biluo” have been left stunned after a technical glitch during one of her live-streams revealed her to be a middle-aged woman and not the young glamorous girl they thought her to be.

The blogger, who initially boasted a follower count of more than 100,000 on Douyu, is believed to have used a filter on her face during her appearances, and had been renowned for her “sweet and healing voice”. China’s Global Times said she had been “worshipped” as a “cute goddess” by some members of her loyal audience with some fans even giving her more than 100,000 yuan ($14,533, £11,950). […]

The Global Times reports that all was as normal and that her fans urged her to show her face and remove her filter but she refused, instead apparently saying: “I can’t show my face until I receive gifts worth 100,000 yuan ($11,950). After all, I’m a good-looking host.”

Followers began to send her donations with the largest reported to be 40,000 yuan ($5,813, £4,780) during the session. However, at some point, it seems the filter being used by the vlogger stopped working and her real face became visible to her viewers. […]

Live-streamers are discouraged from broadcasting in a public sphere, and are extremely restricted on what they can say. Expressing their opinions could result in a backlash from the authorities if the content is deemed to be politically sensitive or against government rhetoric. They also have to be careful that they are not seen to be “vulgar”.

Consequently, many live-streamers simply sing karaoke in their bedrooms, or eat snacks for hours on end.

And the highly lucrative industry is saturated by young female users, who will go to extreme lengths to stand out.

In another twist, the attention the story has attracted means that although Qiao Biluo stopped live-streaming after the incident, her Douyu profile page now has 650,000 followers.

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