Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Brother Sharp: Homeless Fashion Icon

Online communities in China have hailed a homeless man in Ningbo as a new fashion icon, the Independent UK reports. Referred to as "Beggar Prince," the "Handsome Vagabond," and, most commonly, "Brother Sharp," the 5-foot 8-inch, 35-year-old bum with a fondness for discarded women's clothing is now the poster boy for homeless chic style.

‘Brother Sharp’s’ real name is called Cheng Guorong, born 1976, and is from Poyang county of Jiangxi province… According to “Brother Sharp’s” younger brother Cheng Guosheng, “Brother Sharp” has two children attending school in his hometown, that his wife and father suffered a car accident last year and both have passed away…

…Cheng Guosheng said his older brother came to Ningbo in 2000 with others from his hometown to find work, had still been in contact with his family the past few years, but beginning in 2003, information from him had stopped. Family members have previously came to Ningbo to find him multiple times, with the most recent time being the year before last.”

The media has turned this man into an internet icon in China. They stalk him like paparazzi yet somehow despite the fame he still remains homeless. Here are a few compiled videos documenting the harassment and agony of this man.

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15 comments:

Why said...

This is insane, This goes to show how money may not make you happy... There will be something great that comes to him...

Loni said...

This is so sad. When I pass homeless people on the street I often wonder what their story is. I like to think that I could never be homeless because I have a big family and a lot of friends who would be there if I lost everything. I count myself blessed. I also hope that through this publicity, someone in his city will step up and do the right thing.

JaY said...

We kinda goin to far here, right?

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How about the Arab Parrot?

Eric said...

This is a joke, right? I've never heard of choosing bums for their apparel choices. Very strange and sad.

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