Twitter Thanks Queen Lee Lin Chin For Glorious 30-Year Reign At SBS 

Earlier today it was announced that our eternally revered Queen Lee Lin Chin had quit SBS, with one final appearance behind the desk at World News this Sunday.

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To say the very least, Australia is shattered.

Chin’s 30+ year with the broadcaster made her one of the most recognisable and undoubtedly stylish newsreaders in the industry. Over the past few years, Chin has been involved in iconic sketches with SBS Viceland’s The Feed. 

Who could ever forget the Jakarta-born journalist reading her own Mean Tweets to just about everyone.

Then in 2016, Chin was nominated for SBS’ first-ever Gold Logie.

The human icon announced her leave to Sandra Sully in an exclusive interview with TenDaily (read into that if you wish):

There’s not one big reason, there’s many small to medium-sized reasons, which for the time being I wish to keep to myself but may talk about one day.  One reason I shall reveal however is that working two days a week didn’t give me enough time to devote to the pub and re-reading the complete works of Shakespeare. So now that I work zero days that issue has been addressed.

Absolutely legendary.

Since the news broke, tributes have been pouring in on Twitter with many Asian-Australians thanking Chin for being one of the very few and constant faces of Asian representation, one that didn’t anglicise her name:

Others were just gutted:

SBS also put together just a fraction of Chin’s most iconic looks and a montage of her work behind the World News desk:

There’s even a goddamn Facebook page dedicated to every single one of Lee Lin Chin’s Asymmetrical Outfits. 

But, in some good news Chin is not retiring – just quitting.

In her words: “Retirement is death and I don’t plan to die anytime soon.”

Once again because I need to stress this for myself:

You can read TenDaily’s full interview with Chin, HERE.

Anton Enus will return to SBS World News after beating bowel cancer.