Literally translated as “I didn’t offend any of you,” this line was frequently used by a Chinese blogger on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like Chinese social media platform, as a complaint about a random mishap. It’s as if to say, “I did nothing to deserve this.” Other netizens quickly posted pictures of various celebrities or animated characters with a puzzled, angry or grudging look with this sentence as the subtitle, making it a catchphrase this year.
Nǐ zěnme hái bù lái bàngōngshì？
Why have you not yet arrived at the office?
Wǒ zhèng yào qǐngjiǎ ne。Wǒ zhù de lóu yīnwèi yǒu yángxìng bìnglì bèi fēngkòng le。
I’m about to ask for the day off. The building where I live is under lockdown after a positive COVID case popped up.
Yòu fēngkòng le？
Shì a。Wǒ méi rě nǐmen rènhé rén。
Yup. I did nothing to deserve this. (What bad luck!)