Based on reports this morning, there are 193 people dead and 10, 574 injured from the Sichuan Ya’an earthquake. Many artists shared news of donating money to the victims on Weibo, urging the public to do the same.
At 12:18 AM in the morning, Yang Mi (楊冪) uploaded an image of her computer screen showing confirmation for her donation of 200,000 RMB. She wrote, “There’s already money from Hawick Lau (劉愷威) and I. Hopefully it can be sent to the ones in need immediately! Ya’an citizens, praying for you all. Hope we are able to do more!”
Within five minutes this post was published, Yang Mi received over 20,000 replies. Many netizens expressed suspicion about her donation. They were quick to wonder if this good action of hers is real. One netizen pointed out that in the photo she uploaded, the donation procedure appeared to be incomplete. It only said, “The bank has successfully processed the order. Please click ‘next’ to enter the merchant network.” Nowhere did it mention where the money is being donated to or who is donating it.
Adding to the suspicion, Yang Mi’s screen monitor displayed that she was using C Drive to browse the Internet. But this only happens in TVB dramas. It showed the code “C/Users/ruoyao”. Did she even access the Internet to donate?
Fortunately, someone later traced Yang Mi’s steps and tried to submit a donation online to see whether “C/Users/ruoyao” pops up. It did, and this proved that Yang Mi actually donated. In fact, she and Hawick also pitched in and further donated 119, 420 RMB through Tencent, which had been confirmed that the amount was received.
Source: Apple Daily
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.