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A Beijing woman was caught out this week wearing a fake silicone stomach on the subway in order to trick other passengers into giving her their seats. When this ploy failed (a win for chivalry right there Beijing) she had the nerve to complain to the manufacturer about the poor quality of the abdominal prosthesis.
The woman, surnamed Zhang, brought the complaint to Liyuan Industrial and Commercial Bureau, bureau staff told The Beijing News.
Zhang told the staff she bought the fake stomach online after she came across a post advertising silicone stomachs. She said the post claimed the fake stomachs were “very realistic” and could enable a woman to pretend to be pregnant.
Zhang said she paid 300 yuan for the fake stomach – after some bargaining.
But when she wore it on the train, the belt tying it to her waist came loose. The fake belly dropped to the ground. Zhang admitted she was “found out and mocked” by other passengers.
Thankfully, the Liyuan industrial and commercial bureau refused to take the woman’s complaint seriously.
China’s official newspaper Peope’s Daily’s website, people.com.cn, published a commentary on Wednesday, condemning Zhang’s lack of ethics. Its headline read: “Fake pregnant woman exposed” and then asked: “Who exactly shows the poor quality.”
China’s most popular online shop, Taobao.com, sells silicone stomachs as acting props. They come in different sizes. Prices range from 318 to 1,650 yuan.
Zhang should call Beyonce and ask her where she got her fake pregnancy belly.