By Erik Crouch
Image via @AlmostInfamous
In case you’ve missed it, Europe has recently been rocked by scandal after it was discovered that companies were mixing horse meat into packaged beef. While such horseplay (haha!) is certainly a recipe for disaster in the West, Chinese netizens have largely reacted with jealousy over those lucky Europeans and their (unknowingly) luxurious diets.
Offbeat China assembled some wonderful weibo reactions:
姜小光同学: “Europeans don’t know how to do business. If they pack all with an “organic horse meat” label and sell to China. Those rich Chinese would buy like crazy. Now with the scandal, no one would buy.”
pptang-: “Totally don’t understand why Europeans substitute horse meat for beef. Shouldn’t horse meat be more expensive than beef?”
namasan: “Don’t horse meat and donkey meat sell higher than beef? Those who buy such fake beef should feel lucky. At least I know donkey meat tastes better than beef.”
土豪cjn: “Stupid Europeans! Take all the horse and donkey meat to Northern China, they are much more expensive!”
Perhaps those horse-queasy Europeans should just export all of their questionable meat to China, where it will truly be appreciated.