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==''Bāwàn Gē'' | [[八万哥]]==
  
[[File:80KBill.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''@Jackie_郑文's bill, as originally posted on his Weibo account.'']][[File:80k1.jpg|200px|thumb|right|''80K Brother flaunts his wealth.'']]
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[[File:80k1.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''80K Brother flaunts his wealth (Mop.com)'']][[File:80KBill.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''@Jackie_郑文’s dinner bill (Weibo)'']]Nickname for notorious Weibo user [http://weibo.com/u/2948355370 @Jackie_郑文], who posted a receipt for a RMB 80,000 (USD $12,383) dinner in 2011.
On September 2, 2011, "Jackie_郑文" posted a bill from a dinner he shared with nine other friends on his Sina Weibo account. The bill included a number of exorbitantly priced exotic dishes, including Giant Salamander (a nationally-protected endangered species),
 
Australian Lobster, King Crab, Kobe Beef, and 15 Year-old Maotai. The total bill was more than RMB 80,000 (about $12,525).
 
  
Details from Jackie's microblog account suggested he was a student at the Central Party School, and there was widespread speculation that Jackie belonged to the [[rich second generation]].
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On September 2, 2011, Weibo user @Jackie_郑文 posted a photo of the receipt from a dinner he shared with nine friends. The bill included exorbitantly priced exotic dishes, including giant salamander (a nationally-protected endangered species), Australian lobster, king crab, Kobe beef, and 15-year-old [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/05/drawing-the-news-id-do-it-all-again/#maotai Maotai]. The total cost was over 80,000 yuan. 
  
When details of the dinner and Jackie's [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/2011/09/%E4%B8%AD%E5%A4%AE%E5%85%9A%E6%A0%A1%E5%85%AB%E4%B8%87%E5%93%A5%E9%83%91%E6%96%87-jackie%E5%9B%BE%E9%9B%86/ other ostentatious shows of wealth] [zh] became public, netizens reacted strongly and dubbed him “80K Brother”. Netizen reaction to this conspicuous consumer mirrored the uproar over [[Babe Guo | Guo Meimei]] that occurred months earlier.  
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Details from "Jackie's" microblog account suggested he was a student at the Central Party School, and there was speculation that he belonged to the [[rich second generation]]. [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/2011/09/%E4%B8%AD%E5%A4%AE%E5%85%9A%E6%A0%A1%E5%85%AB%E4%B8%87%E5%93%A5%E9%83%91%E6%96%87-jackie%E5%9B%BE%E9%9B%86 Angry netizens] dubbed him "80K Brother," after the price he seemed to be so proud of.
  
In his defense Jackie stated, “The dinner was so expensive because the prices were so high. I had no choice.”  (我吃这个饭这么贵是因为餐费这么贵。我也没有办法。)
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In his own defense, Jackie wrote, "The dinner was so expensive because the prices were so high. I had no choice."
  
For more information, see a [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy-05S7Q9UU subtitled Chinese report from New Tang Dynasty TV].
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As of May 2, 2016, [http://weibo.com/u/2948355370 Jackie's Weibo account] has been wiped clean of all identifying information.
  
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The furious reaction to Jackie's conspicuous consumerism mirrors the uproar over [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/guo-meimei/ Guo Meimei] months earlier.
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Latest revision as of 21:40, 25 February 2021

Bāwàn Gē | 八万哥

80K Brother flaunts his wealth (Mop.com)
@Jackie_郑文’s dinner bill (Weibo)

Nickname for notorious Weibo user @Jackie_郑文, who posted a receipt for a RMB 80,000 (USD $12,383) dinner in 2011.

On September 2, 2011, Weibo user @Jackie_郑文 posted a photo of the receipt from a dinner he shared with nine friends. The bill included exorbitantly priced exotic dishes, including giant salamander (a nationally-protected endangered species), Australian lobster, king crab, Kobe beef, and 15-year-old Maotai. The total cost was over 80,000 yuan.

Details from "Jackie's" microblog account suggested he was a student at the Central Party School, and there was speculation that he belonged to the rich second generation. Angry netizens dubbed him "80K Brother," after the price he seemed to be so proud of.

In his own defense, Jackie wrote, "The dinner was so expensive because the prices were so high. I had no choice."

As of May 2, 2016, Jackie's Weibo account has been wiped clean of all identifying information.

The furious reaction to Jackie's conspicuous consumerism mirrors the uproar over Guo Meimei months earlier.