A Chinese teenager visiting Egypt with his parents scratched “Ding Jinhao visited here” in Chinese on the wall of a temple in the ancient city of Luxor. While most Egyptians wouldn’t recognize the writing, another Chinese tourist did and posted a picture of it on a blog along with the caption: “My saddest moment in Egypt. Ashamed and unable to show my face.”
The photo went viral, which led to someone identifying the 15-year-old teenager. Understandably most of the comments about the teenager’s actions were negative. He had defaced an ancient relic of the Egyptian culture.
It breaks my heart that the teenager who was visiting the temple to admire it thought it was okay to deface it. His parents publicly apologized for their son’s action. The father said, “the child has committed a mistake and the main responsibility falls on the adults. It was because we did not supervise him well, and have not taught him well.”
Here’s an article and video about the incident.
What are your thoughts about what happened?