Performing artist bares body to nun
Frank Yang, a performing artist who is under investigation for having sex with his girlfriend Vivian on the streets of Taiwan, has made headlines for the wrong reasons again.
This time, the 27-year-old bodybuilder was captured on video removing his shirt and flexing his muscles to a nun after she repeatedly complained that he and Vivian were being disrespectful and rude on a train.
The controversy began when the couple were shooting a video on the one-day diet of Frank. For his fifth meal, he bought four tea eggs–cooked with spices and tea leaves–and a packet of iron eggs–a Taiwan delicacy–before boarding a train. When he couldn't find a seat, Frank sat on the walkway and ate his food, which is not an offence in Taiwan, while Vivian continued to shoot the video on their journey from Taoyuan to Taipei.
Halfway through eating, Frank played around with the eggs, juggling them and even bounced them on the floor. A nun seated nearby asked him not to block the walkway and cause inconvience to other pessagers. Vivian turned to film the nun, who blocked the lens with her hand while saying: "Although I'm not a star, you all can't shoot me (without my permission)."
An argument ensued. The girlfriend stressed that there was no signs saying they couldn't sit on the ground while the nun repeatedly said the couple were disrespectful towards others and that Vivian couldn't film her. Frank stayed away from the dispute, folded his legs on top, pretending to meditate and invited the Buddhist clergy to join him. Nearly a minute later, he said the nun "was deprived of some muscular man", removed his shirt and performed the rude act on the nun.
"She has surpressed her desire for far too long, so I'm showing her a man’s body," said the Taiwan-born American. He came under fire with netizens describing him as "retarded brain" and "immoral" for humiliating the nun in a grey robe. Some netizens also let off steam on the commuters, whom they criticised for not helping the nun, who was merely "disciplining" the young couple.
A male newscaster of a Taiwan TV station was speechless as he was reading out the news. He kept repeating: "Let us look at Taipei, this is too ridiculous, ridiculous, ridiculous, really ridiculous, how ridiculous? Take a look at it yourself." (Don't want to see the whole clip, jump to 3:14)
Later, Frank apologised for his rude behaviour on the train. He told Apple Daily that he had lost his mind, saying the nun was hostile towards them and that she hit the camera first.
Apart from the outlandish behaviour of Frank–who claimed to be a graduate of the University of Maryland– on the subway, the couple was also facing jail term for their Street Love video, made some three months ago.
The 5:44-minute clip shows Vivian covering herself in blanket while sleeping on a mattress on a Taoyuan street. About 15 seconds later, Frank walks to her side, strips himself naked and squeezes into the blanket. He then goes on top of his girlfriend and starts moving his body.
"Everyone is suppressing their subconscious desires, I wish to change this through my actions or work to release their thoughts," said the self-claimed home tuitor and T-shirt designer.
Well, I'm not sure how many people actually understand the message, most of the viewers seem to have paid their attention to the wrong subject – Frank's "grandfather underwear. "His underwear is too ugly," they said. However, he seemed not to be demoralised by the negative comments, "I made the news in Taiwan!" he said proudly.
Published 11th July 2012