Chinese Housewife's Mao Zedong Cosplay Will Blow Your Mind

Chinese Housewife's Mao Zedong Cosplay Will Blow Your Mind

There are not enough words to describe how good this former housewife is at pulling off Chairman Mao.

These days, Chen Yan makes her living impersonating Mao Zedong. According to the mainland People magazine (via South China Morning Post), the 57-year-old Chen is one of a handful Mao impersonators in the country. Due to the political climate, this sort of thing is viewed with reservation by some.

Chinese Housewife's Mao Zedong Cosplay Will Blow Your Mind

As a child, Chen was taunted because of her resemblance to the Chinese leader. It was something that apparently still scarred her into middle age.

Chinese Housewife's Mao Zedong Cosplay Will Blow Your Mind

In 2006, however, she decided to appear on a Chinese television show. From then, she's been working as a Mao Zedong impersonator.

During her appearances, she does not talk. And while she pulls off an amazing Mao, this iFeng photo shows she must wear special shoes to compensate for her short stature.

Chinese Housewife's Mao Zedong Cosplay Will Blow Your Mind

As SCMP points out, Chen earns the equivalent of over $10,000 per appearance.

Chinese Housewife's Mao Zedong Cosplay Will Blow Your Mind

Worth every penny.

Housewife turns Mao Zedong impersonator [SCMP]

毛泽东女性扮演者 [iFeng]

Photos: iFeng


Comments

    It's good that he has become so irrelevant to China that people can do this sort of thing. Trying to pull this stunt off in the 1970s would have earned you a quick ticket to a labor camp. These days? It's just something people point at and laugh. While the Communist Party of China is still draconian and hardly "nice", and while Mao's awful legacy still affects millions to this day who remember the deaths caused by his policies, I'm very glad to see his image being treated with little respect by the Chinese People and by the Chinese Government. Very glad to see that he will NOT go down in history venerated as some sort of Human-God.

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