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strippers in China to perform at funerals.
Didn't think so.
Unless you were in China, where apparently, this is a thing.
Apparently, families of the dearly departed hire strippers for funerals in the hopes of drawing larger crowds.
Sex sells. Even at funerals.
I know, I know. Strippers at a funeral doesn't make for an especially dignified, poignant send off to the dearly departed.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the strippers would draw this big crowd I metioned, which is supposedly a harbinger of good fortune in the afterlife.
"It's to give them face,' one village explained, 'Otherwise no one would come," reports the Wall Street Journal.
The Chinese government, though, is a party pooper, and is cracking down on these funeral strippers.
Again the Wall Street Journal is on it, saying the Ministry of Culture is working with police to stop these stripper performances. Already one organizer of a funeral stripping troupe has been detained for 15 days and fined about $11,300 for one such performance
There are a a lot of Chinese imports here in America, but I really, really hope this is something that does not catch on. (It already has caught on in Taiwan)
I definitely don't want some pneumatic Barbie with big fake boobs in my face when I'm reflecting on the wonderful life of some friend or relative that has passed on. I mean, would you?
For once, the Chinese government and I stand in rare solidarity: No more strippers at funerals, please. Ugh.