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China Reprimands Kenny G Over Tweet

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October 22nd 2014 by Brian Adams

A tweet posted earlier today by Grammy-award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has caused a stir amongst China’s government, earning him a reprimand from the country’s foreign ministry.

The musician, real name Kenneth Gorelick, stopped by the Occupy Central movement, posing for photos and wishing everyone well.

“In Hong Kong at the sight of the demonstration. I wish everyone a peaceful and positive conclusion to this situation,” Gorelick posted to the social media site.

Soon after, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying addressed Gorelick’s tweet during a daily media briefing according to press reports, advising foreigners to tread cautiously when discussing Occupy Central and not to support a movement deemed illegal by China.

Gorelick’s music is popular throughout China, with one song in particular, “Going Home”, widely used at retail outlets to announce the end of the day.

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