Meet the dog with two Gold Apple watches worth more than £26,000

Meet the dog who wears gold Apple watches worth more than £26,000
Meet the dog who wears gold Apple watches worth more than £26,000

Wang Sicong the son of China’s richest man touched off an Internet firestorm Tuesday after posting a photo of his Siberian Husky wearing two Apple Watch Editions worth over Ksh. 4,000,000 (£26,000), highlighting the growing wealth gap between China’s newly minted billionaires and regular people. Apple Watch Edition  are the most expensive product of the production of Apple.

posted images of his pet husky Keke wearing a watch on each front leg on Tuesday. They were published on the “dog’s” Weibo micro blog, called “Keke Wang is a B****” (written by Mr Wang). In the days that followed, reactions from Chinese netizens have been growing increasingly irate.

 The Husky wearing the Apple Watch.
The Husky wearing the Apple Watch.

He posted the photos  on the dog’s personal Weibo account, which has 700,000 followers, and the caption read:

“I have new watches! There should have been four watches because of my four long legs, but in case I look too ‘tuhao’ [vulgar nouveau riche], it was decided that I should wear two but no fewer, or it would not fit my status. Do you have one too?”

The word “tuhao” is a derogatory term meaning vulgar wealth or nouveaux riche.

The Apple Watch is going to the dogs—or at least one very privileged pooch in China.

The son of China’s richest man touched off an Internet firestorm Tuesday after posting a photo of his Siberian Husky wearing two Apple Watch Editions, according to The Shanghaiist.

Wang Sicong, known for his controversial social media posts, posted four photos of his dog wearing a gold Apple Watch with white bands on each of his two front paws. The photos were posted on the dog’s personal Weibo account, which has 700,000 followers, and the caption read:

“Haha, I have new watches! I’m supposed to have four watches since I have four long legs. But that seems too tuhao so I kept it down to two, which totally fits my status. Do you have one?”

Dog with two hours Apple Watch Edition
Dog with two hours Apple Watch Edition

The word “tuhao” is a derogatory term meaning vulgar wealth or nouveaux riche.

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The Apple Watch Edition sells for around $14,000 in China, meaning that Wang’s pooch, named Wang Keke, has $28,000 worth of paw bling.

Predictably, in a country where the average wage is still under $5,000 a year, Wang’s post prompted all manner of backlash. One Weibo user wrote back, “I should live worse than a dog,” while most other responses were filled with expletives.

Weibo user Jing-Hou replied:

“Our world still has many people who can’t afford a meal or are starving, meanwhile there are idiots with golden spoons squandering money. The world is hopeless.”

Another named Banduwenliangssb expressed jealousy, saying:

“I’m so p***** off that I want to cry. Even a dog has one of these gold Apple Watch Editions, I don’t even have an Apple Watch Sport.”

Mr Wang, 27, is the only child of Wang Jianlin, the chairman of real estate giant Dalian Wanda Group, China’s largest commercial property company. He was listed in China’s list of top 30 richest people by Forbes, after accruing a personal wealth of $37.7 billion (£24.7 billion).

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