Coming from a country where streaking is a time honored tradition, we rolled our eyes and laughed when we heard about the two young graduates from Fudan University who rubbed “I Love Fudan” on their naked bodies and ran through the campus. And then we promptly forgot about it.
That is until today, when we found out what a stir it caused on the internet. Unfortunately, celebratory clothing-optional silliness is not quite acceptable in a country where you can let your kid walk around with his butt hanging out.
School officials said that the two men had been identified and that they would not be punished since they’ve already left the school. The officials did, however, ask that students commemorate their graduations in a “more meaningful and civilized way,” according to Shanghai Daily.
Though the pictures first appeared on a bunch of popular website forums, they’ve been mostly scrubbed by now. Mostly. Typing “I love Fudan” into Google gave us this gallery as the first link. Man, once it’s up on the internet, it’s up on the internet forever.