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Tech-Illiterate Asian Grandma Furious After Seeing C++ on Report Card

May 25, 2023

HOUSTON, TX - Steven Liu, 11, of Houston, TX had just received his report card for the school year where he earned straight-A’s as well as Dean’s List Honors. Nonetheless, he found himself on the receiving end of a furious tirade from his grandmother.

Video of the encounter was shared on Twitter and quickly went viral. The video showed the moments following when Steven’s grandmother took one look at report card and became swollen with rage. “C++?” she exclaimed, blood beginning to boil. “C++?” she asked again.

Steven remained motionless, paralyzed by a mixture of confusion and extreme fear.

“How do you get C++ and not A++? How am I going to explain this to my sister Mei back in Shenzhen? Your cousin Chen is cybernetic neurosurgeon, and he’s 9!”

Steven tried to explain that C++ was a programming language that he studied during the year and that he in fact received an A+ in the subject, but the grandmother did not accept his explanation; instead accusing Steven of deception. The entire ordeal was recorded on video and uploaded to Twitter where it received hundreds of thousands of views within just a few hours. We will update this story as more information becomes available.


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