If we’re a day late picking up the buzz on Xu Haojia—the 16-year-old girl auctioning her breasts for charity—it’s because the story was so baffling, it took us 24 hours to sort it out.
At first Xu seemed like just another Chinese chick playing the tittie-lation card for 15 minutes of fame. At best, a two-bit Rosie Reid knock-off (you know, the British chick who tried to sell her virginity on eBay?). But it turns out that our dear, overweight, E-cup Xu is literally auctioning her breasts. As in, she will have them surgically removed, and will literally hand her disembodied mammaries over to the highest bidder.
The Shanghai Daily reports,
Xu Haojia, who lives in Qingdao, claimed that she has the biggest breasts in China and said in her blog that she hoped five Chinese celebrities, all male, can bid for her breasts because “they may need the fat to change to be females in the future.”
Xu once worked as a personal assistant for “Sister Lotus,” a woman in Beijing who became famous – or infamous – among Chinese Web surfers by posting private pictures and boasting about her great figure that many people said was “disgusting.”
The link to Sister Lotus may mean Xu’s offer to auction her breasts is simply a publicity stunt to gain fame.
“I hope they can offer 200,000 yuan (US$26,316) each for the auction,” Xu said in an article in her blog entitled “The No. 1 breasts want an auction for love donation” on June 30 at Sohu.com, a popular Web portal on the Chinese mainland.
The Sister Lotus connection merely increases this story’s WTF?-factor. And really, how many Chinese ladies need to shake their goods all over cyberspace before we stop bestowing the “biggest breasts in China” title to every plus-sized lady in the Middle Kingdom?
Even more WTF-worthy, however, is Xu’s logic. If large breasts are her ticket to stardom (notorious entertain-agent/snake-oil-huckster Song Zude recommended the breast auction as a way to “become famous overnight”), then what will she do once they’re gone? Is it even possible to use one person’s discarded breast tissue in another person’s body? And would it be permitted under China’s new anti-organ-harvesting laws? Better hope the lucky winner isn’t a foreigner…
Does this story make sense to anyone? In dire need of reader elucidation.
Shanghai Daily: Girl Wants to Auction Breasts for Charity
Picture from Xu Haojia’s blog