Life A sad day for China’s horny-in-mourning
Five people were recently arrested in east China for providing stripteases at funerals despite, I assume, healthy protests from all that their services are a necessary part of the grieving process.
“Striptease used to be a common practice at funerals in Donghai’s rural areas to allure viewers,” it said. “Local villagers believe that the more people who attend the funeral, the more the dead person is honored.”
And the less clothes strippers are wearing, the more the dead are saluted.
Wealthy families often employed two troupes of performers to attract a crowd. Two hundred showed up at last week’s funeral.
Now village officials must submit plans for funerals within 12 hours after a villager dies. And residents can report “funeral misdeeds” on a hotline.
Sigh. Losing a loved one and the right to bury your grief in a funeral lap dance from obliging strippers sounds like a double tragedy to me.