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信艾神,原地满状态复活 (xìn Ài Shén, yuándì mǎn zhuàngtài fùhuó): believe in the God Ai and be completely resurrected on the spot
T-shirt bearing the phrase, "“Believe in the God Ai and be completely resurrected on the spot.”"

This phrase is a reference to Ai Weiwei. Ai Weiwei is a Beijing artist and activist. The term “the God Ai” refers to an incident in Chengdu. Ai Weiwei and others were at a hotel when the police burst in. They accused Ai Weiwei of “pretending to be God” which in the Sichuan dialect means to “put on an act” or “act stupid.” Twitterers, amused by the incident, began calling Ai Weiwei “the God Ai.”

The phrase “believe in XX and be completely resurrected on the spot” was first used in reference to Brother Chun, a singer famous for her androgynous appearance. The original quote that went viral on the Internet was, “Believe in Brother Chun and receive eternal life. Believe in Brother Chun and be resurrected on the spot with complete BUFF” (信春哥,得永生。信春哥,满BUFF原地复活). This viral phrase has also been invoked by Kunming residents while protesting the demolition of their homes.

When netizens use the phrase “believe in the God Ai and be completely resurrected on the spot,” they are using exaggerated language to jokingly embrace Ai Weiwei and his work.

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