Wendi Deng Murdoch, who protected her husband Rupert Murdoch from a pie attack on Wednesday, is already an Internet sensation and reoccurring meme.
The 42 year-old China native, who has an M.B.A. from Yale, became a household name thanks to a man nicknamed Jonnie Marbles. Marbles, real name Jon May-Bowles, went after Deng Murdoch's billionaire husband with a shaving cream pie while the News Corp. chairman and his son James Murdoch were being questioned by members of the British Parliament.
Deng Murdoch instantly reacted, blocking most of the frothy pie and then hitting May-Bowles with a series of slaps.
Non-Murdoch owned magazines Vanity Fair and The New Yorker have both thrown their shaving cream plates into the proverbial ring. Vanity Fair has made a mock New York Post cover, lampooning the News Corp. daily, while The New Yorker had a list of nine questions they want to ask Murdoch and his son after the committee questioning.
Why are N.O.T.W. employees responsible for things that happened years ago that they were not involved in, but you're not? the magazine asked.
Mr. Murdoch, Jr., what the *%&! are 'thresholds of materiality'?
Both Wendi Deng and Jonnie Marbles were trending topics on Twitter for most of the day Wednesday.
A fake twitter account for Deng Murdoch has already made close to 100 tweets as of Wednesday morning. The Wendi Ninja Murdoch profile (@WendiMurdoch) says I like to karate chop hippies. You have a pie, I have fists of steel. Most of her tweets are related to punching things. For example:
I really wanna go on Cupcake Wars.Sounds awesome. #judochop #fistsbeatcupcakes
Worst sparring partner you can imagine ------> @JonnieMarbles
@keitholbermann You're next.
All those hours playing Punchout finally paid off. #nintendo #karatecop #tcot