This is the ultimate 辱华, not Matt’s video, but all these moronic TikTok videos. In case you’re wondering, Actually, 你敢 doesn’t even sound like “尼葛”. Her crying act yielded the opposite result of what the trolls wanted. Perhaps she knew it and just played along.
But that’s not Matt’s point. His point is, while trying to educate the world on Chinese language and culture, brainwashing messages are often embedded in these “educational” videos. Some are subtle and some are not so subtle. Sure, not everyone is fooled, but imagine that the Nigerian scam, already so well known, still works on some folks. This sort of propaganda may not work on the majority of well-informed people, but it will work on a very significant and even vocal minority, especially the ethnic Chinese diaspora.