A five-minute video doing the rounds today shows a foreigner, ‘Donnie Does’, barging his way into the Rugby Sevens without a ticket. At one point, he boasts “I don’t pay for organised events in China”
He tells flustered security staff that he is “not trying to sneak in, that’s crazy. Unbelievable.”
Is it a case of harmless, perhaps even praiseworthy, blagging? On Reddit, the video raised questions about white privilege in Hong Kong and whether he would’ve gotten away with it were he of a different ethnicity.
In an eye-opening 2013 documentary, by Jody-Lan Castle, District Councillor Paul Zimmerman says that there remains a “very strong hierarchy” in Hong Kong, with white people at the top. [at 2:20]