Chen came up with 'Tear Gun' after she faced a tough time from her professors while studying abroad. At her graduation, she took her revenge by aiming her weapon at the head of the department. “I was too emotional to control myself, I could not hold my tears so I cried,” she said. “I turned my back to the others because I did not want people to see me crying.”
One designer builds a unique gun that turns your tears into bullets to shoot the ones who made you cry
Yi-Fei Chen is a graduate from Design Academy Eindhoven who is currently in the headlines for inventing a tear gun for those who hurt us. She was inspired to create this one-of-a-kind gun after having a run-in with her tutor that made her cry.
Designer Chen build this gun after suffering while studying abroad
Yi-Fei Chen, who is Taiwanese but studied in the Netherlands, felt difficulty in communicating with her class-fellows and teachers there. The communication difference was a cultural shock for her and then the pressure of schoolwork made things harder for her.
Yi-Fei Chen told Dezeen;
“The difficulties living as a foreigner in another country lead to high pressures in the study environment,” said Chen. “Those pressures had been building for 18 months before finally reaching a crisis point during one of my midterm presentations.”
Once her school dean called her 'underprepared'
Chen found it difficult to ask questions to her professors which increased the workload. During one of her presentations, she was giving too much work but didn't know how to express this to the officials.
In one of the presentations, she was called 'underprepared' by the school's dean.
At that moment, one of her class fellows defended her which made her feel even worse. Chen thought she was unable to speak for herself at that moment.
One of her friends stood up for her
“I was too emotional to control myself, I could not hold my tears so I cried,” she said. “I turned my back to the others because I did not want people to see me crying.”
Chen took her revenge on her graduation day with the help of her special weapon
This event was the reason she came up with this unique idea. The 'tear gun' has a mask with a silicon cup that will not let the tear escape. The cup catches the tears which are then frozen inside the gun’s mechanism and then loaded into the gun. The frozen tears look like bullets that can then be fired out of the brass barrel.
Did Chen take her revenge?
Yes, she managed to take her revenge at her graduation when she aimed that tear gun at the head of her department, Jan Boelen.
Who else needs this gun to payback those who made them cry?