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Chinese artist behind fake image of Australian soldier says he'd make more

Added 12-01-20 09:18:03am EST - “A Chinese graphic artist who created a doctored image of a grinning Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child said he would come up with another one after being "scolded,"?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Chinese artist behind fake image of Australian soldier says he’d make more”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Chinese graphic artist who created a doctored image of a grinning Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child said he would come up with another one after being “scolded,” according to a report.

Fu Yu, who also is known as Qilin, created the fake image to criticize Australia, whose military recently released a shocking report describing war crimes by elite troops who allegedly killed 39 Afghan civilians, abc.net.au reported.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian posted the image on Twitter on Monday, prompting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to call it “truly repugnant” and demand an apology.

Fu reacted to Morrison in a video shared by Chinese media on micro bog site Weibo, the Australian news outlet reported.

“I get scolded by this Australian person called Morrison, and he demands my apology,” said Fu, who identified himself as the owner of Beijing Wuhe Culture and Creativity Co.“I feel sympathetic for him and fully understand Morrison’s feelings right now,” he added, sarcastically.

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