Tourists from remote parts of China come to Beijing to see things they cannot see in their home towns. You know, things like The Forbidden Palace. And white people. While walking around the Palace with American comedian (and current Beijing resident) Gus Tate, I was repeatedly asked by Chinese tourists if they could take pictures with my white friend. It’s a strange world.
Also, sorry for my cackling. But I found this to be amusing.
According to Gus, he has to move quickly in these touristy areas. Once people see that he is letting others take pictures with him, the floodgates are opened and it’s like he’s a celebrity ducking the paparazzi.
I think my favorite part is at 1:21 when you see tourists creep up behind him to secretly take pictures of him, too shy to ask for one.