French president Francois Hollande, who is on an official two-day state visit to China, has fallen foul of online bullies as netizens shared and mocked a doctored photo of Hollande with his flies open.
In the photo the French president is seen disembarking from a plane looking serious and stately… except his fly is wide open.
The SCMP brings us these reactions:
“China welcomes the open-minded French President,” reads one headline conjured up by a blogger, playing into the “French people love sex” stereotype the Chinese have long held for their European counterparts.
Minutes later, thousands of Weibo users chimed in.
“Apparently it was a comfortable plane,” commented a blogger, implying the president had been fooling around while on board.