Sharing photos of her daughters dining at home on social media, Taiwanese host Dee Hsu (徐熙娣) was criticized by writer and social commentator Li Ao’s (李敖) eldest daughter, Hedy Lee (李文)!
Compares Dee’s Dining Etiquette to Wang Xiaofei
On her social media page, Hedy Li harshly chastised Dee Hsu by listing out the “12 rule-breaking behaviors” captured in the photo and described her dining behaviors as being “disgusting”, blaming her for imparting the wrong values to her daughters.
The 58-year-old even brought up Dee Hsu’s ex brother-in-law, Wang Xiaofei (汪小菲). According to media reports, Hedy had commented that she “dared not imagine” how Dee would behave outdoors given her lack of etiquette at home, and hashtagged “I believe my old Beijing neighbour Wang Xiaofei would not share the same dining etiquette as Dee, (as) Beijingers are very particular about this,”
The 12 etiquette mistakes committed by Dee, which were highlighted by Hedy in yellow circles, allegedly include:
·Placing one’s feet on sitting chairs, instead of sitting upright
·Leaning one’s knees against the table, which according to her causes “indigestion”
·Using one’s mobile phone during mealtimes
·Not using table napkins, which should be used even when dining at home
·Placing used cutlery haphazardly on the dining table like at the night market
·Not using a shared fork or spoon for dishes
·Placing the soup ladle on the pot lid
·Sticking chopsticks, spoons and cutlery into bowls
She went on to add more cautionary pointers including “no posting vulgar gestures on social media and not showing your underage kids your behaviors”, “no fiddling with the hair, face or body while eating, not shaking your legs, not using toothpicks, and not taking off your shoes”. She also brought up how table mats if present at the dining area should be utilized by everyone, and finally no to place cutlery on the mats as they will be hard to clean, on top of it looking unsightly.
Extrapolates Lack of Table Manners to Taiwanese Youth
Attracting mixed responses, some netizens defended the celebrity host by saying that the host simply wanted to showcase the relaxed dining scenario at home, saying that it would be tiring to live so stringently. Shooting back, Hedy reiterated that good dining etiquette should be inculcated from young. Extrapolating the trend to Taiwanese society in general, she later commented on the decline of etiquette among Taiwanese youth.