Viral! Outgoing Taiwan Prez Ma Ying-Jeou 's 'funny' au revoir gets 5.5 million hits
By NewsX Bureau
| Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 15:14
Taiwan: In a last-ditch attempt to show his humorous side, Taiwan's outgoing president Ma Ying-jeou released a comic farewell video which has gone viral with more than five million views.
Slammed by critics for his lack of leadership skills Ma Ying-jeou's was reportedly not able to connect with ordinary viewers.
Ma had seen his support plummet since he took power in 2008 with the public deserting him over his Beijing-friendly policies.
The video has garnered a rare surge of positive feedback as he chided himself over his nickname "deer antlers". Ironically, Ma has also been mocked for having a "death-grip handshake" after online commenters documented misfortunes that befell people who had shaken hands with him.
The video was viewed 5.5 million times on Facebook and close to 40,000 comments were left, many of them thanking Ma.