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Video: Japanese YouTuber attacked by Chinese netizens for eating 137 bananas after South China Sea ruling

Japanese YouTuber Yuka Kinoshita, who is known for consuming large quantities of various food items on camera, has been subjected to the wrath of Chinese netizens after posting a video of herself eating 137 bananas on Saturday.

See also: Painkiller jokes, ‘Who Cares?’ and other Chinese reactions to the South China Sea ruling

Internet users from China questioned whether Kinoshita was eating bananas that originated from Philippines, and if 137 bananas was an allusion to China’s 1.37 billion population, Ming Pao reported. The video was posted shortly after the South China Sea ruling last week.

‘So handsome’: Foreign minister an unlikely heartthrob for Chinese netizens after S.China Sea ruling

As social media blew up with an exchange of insults, satirical cartoons, and angry tweets following the ruling by the Hague’s arbitration tribunal that China has “no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea,” Chinese netizens found a new idol to channel their nationalism through: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Wang said after the ruling was announced on Tuesday that the arbitration was “a political farce under the pretext of law,” and “now the farce is over, it is time for things to go back to normal,” state-run media outlet Xinhua reported.

VIDEO: ‘South Sea arbitration, who cares?’ – Defiant militaristic music video gains traction in China

A musical video compilation of Chinese citizens defiantly stating “South Sea arbitration, who cares?” has gained over 3.5 million views.

The video was posted on the Weibo account of Beijing news site dooo.cc on the day it was announced that the Permanent Court of Arbitration had ruled against China in its claims to resources in the South China Sea. It was also shared by the Chinese Communist Party Youth League’s account.

See also: China censors coverage of South China Sea ruling