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Love those Vietnamese Grannies (photo)

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Love those Vietnamese Grannies (photo)

Thank you, Vietnamnet:

…vietnamnet.vn/en/vietnam-in-photos/22694/fu…

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1. Re: Love those Vietnamese Grannies (photo)

Thanks daawgon, they're fabulous and I see they've copied the young ones with the victory sign when they're photographed.

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Oh lordy, perhaps I'm getting overly tetchy in my old age, but am I alone in feeling that the captions are patronising and that apart from one or two exceptions the staged nature of the newspaper's photos are demeaning to the subjects?

I really would not take it amiss to be bashed around the head for oversensitivity and would like to read your opinions.

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3. Re: Love those Vietnamese Grannies (photo)

Oh I don't know, getting on myself and I rather liked them. I thought some were staged, others candid. I love the one of the lady who is looking to one side like a demure 16 year old- I suspect the photographer asked to take her photo and told her she was beautiful (which I think she is) and she got all shy.

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4. Re: Love those Vietnamese Grannies (photo)

CB, I work for an older persons charity in the UK and I'm pretty sure our brand team would agree with you!

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5. Re: Love those Vietnamese Grannies (photo)

thought they were fabulous and had absolutely no problem with the captions - in fact i just went back for a second look and i'm scratching my head wondering what you both find objectionable ....can't see it for the life of me.

Edited: 08 June 2012, 10:41
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6. Re: Love those Vietnamese Grannies (photo)

Some I liked and some in fact most I find patronising

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7. Re: Love those Vietnamese Grannies (photo)

I loved them, especially the first one, talking on a mobile phone.

Danuta.

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8. Re: Love those Vietnamese Grannies (photo)

Absolutely love the photos and I really don't see anything wrong with the captions - just a little lighthearted fun.

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9. Re: Love those Vietnamese Grannies (photo)

Certanly some are set up and some are not but the majority of them quiet nice

Hanoi, Vietnam
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10. Re: Love those Vietnamese Grannies (photo)

For Americans, it's refreshing to see senior citizens acknowledged in any light. We certainly never see them anywhere in our media or entertainment venues.