Funeral Stripper

'You’re deep' Neon, 2013 by artist Patrick Martinez

No!!!  Of anything that could be banned, why this?!

Completely left of field, and totally unrelated to anything that usually appears here, but, BUT, how could I not blog this?!

Yeehaa!! Click the picture above after the read. Lock, stock, the fucking lot.

Hamish.

 
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    An image of a woman performing at a funeral in Handan, in northern Hebei province, has been widely shared online. (Photo: Weibo)
The Chinese government is working with police to crack down on so-called ‘funeral strippers’ that are hired by families to attract large crowds.

Source:

Reuters, SBS
24 APR 2015 – 1:29 PM  UPDATED 24 APR 2015 – 2:19 PM
 

The Chinese government is cracking down on the practice of hiring strippers to perform at funerals, according to reports.

State media have said burlesque shows at some funerals aim to draw more mourners and show off the family’s wealth, in a practice that is infrequent, although gaining in popularity.

Photographs of a dancer performing at a funeral in the city of Handan last month showed a woman removing her bra in front of onlookers, including children.

I found this article here -> http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/04/24/chinese-government-cracks-down-funeral-strippers

 
 
 
 

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An image of a woman performing at a funeral in Handan, in northern Hebei province, has been widely shared online. (Photo: Weibo)

The Ministry of Culture released a statement this week saying it was working with police to stop the practice, which it described as “obscene.”

The practice was thought to bring good fortune to the deceased person in the afterlife.

A witness to a performance in China’s Hebei province this February told the state-run Global Times newspaper he had seen two strippers dancing in a public square.
 
“They first danced passionately and then took off their clothes piece by piece,” he said.

A 2006 report by state-run broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) found large numbers of funeral performance troupes were operating in villages around the country at a rate of 2000 Yuan ($AUD415) per event.

In a notice on its website, the ministry called for a “black list” of people and workplaces that engage in such shows.

It singled out a group of burlesque dancers, the Red Rose Song and Dance Troupe, who did a strip-tease after the small-town funeral of an elderly person in the northern province of Hebei in February.

The group took off their clothes after performing a traditional song-and-dance routine, the ministry said. 

One leader of Red Rose, surnamed Li, was punished with 15 days in detention and a fine of 70,000 yuan ($11,300) after law enforcement officials intervened.

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