According to Focus Taiwan, Freddy Lim, frontman of the Taiwanese metal band CHTHONIC, was elected Taiwanese legislator on Saturday 16th January!
Furthermore Tsai Ing-wen was elected Taiwan’s first female President.
We can’t help but be reminded of the election of Metalhead Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, now President of Indonesia, known for loving bands such as Lamb Of God,Napalm Death and Metallica!
What does it mean you ask? I wondered the same, so I asked my friend Louise Wei from Taiwan for a little explanation(she is also the Illustrator Of Panda and Polar Bear ):
“it’s the first time Taiwan has got a lady president, and apparently for the Chinese speaking world as well, also a heavy metal singer became congressman so it’s really exciting. China is [not happy] because the party they backed up lost, but hopefully Taiwan and China’s relationship are going to be healthier now. Independence! Independence!”
Congratulations to all of them, metalheads will rule the world very soon!
[photos from Cthtonic Facebook page]