Eileen Gu is a model and olympian who was born and raised in America who chose to represent China in the 2022 Winter Olympics. Gu won two gold medals and a silver medal in the olympics. While the media has treated her with kid gloves for her decision to represent China, a select few have criticized her.
Gu claims she decided to represent China was to inspire Chinese people and Chinese Americans, saying “The opportunity to help inspire millions of young people where my mum was born, during the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help promote the sport I love.”
When you follow the money trail, reality represents a different picture. Gu has received tens of millions of dollars in endorsements from large companies, including Chinese conglomerates such as the Bank Of China, where the Chinese government owns a majority share.
Late night host Bill Maher harshly criticized her this week on his HBO show. The Epoch Times Reports–
Olympic gold medalist Eileen Gu. Lebron James and the NBA. Hollywood stars John Cena and Tom Cruise. Google. HBO host Bill Maher slammed these names during the latest episode of his show, criticizing them for choosing to support the Chinese regime.
In a monologue on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher started by leveling criticism against Gu, a San Francisco Bay Area-born freestyle skier who chose to represent China over the United States in the 2022 Winter Games.
So far, Gu has refused to comment whether she had given up her U.S. citizenship to be on the Chinese national team.
“Is that cool now, to choose to represent a totalitarian police state over America?” Maher asked.
“And by choosing Team China, Eileen Gu became a living symbol of China’s triumph over the West, which wouldn’t bother me so much if I thought China had triumphed over us in the ways that really matter. But they haven’t,” he added.