A young woman in Shanghai who has been spotted on several occasions exposing herself to onlookers is now being sought by police, according to the Shanghai Daily. Several images from various locations around the city have surfaced online of the woman who, only under the veil of darkness, takes off her clothes and poses for passersby. Yeah, we have a feeling no one is going to turn her in.
The young exhibitionist starting gaining attention when photographs of her stripping naked and striking sexy poses on the bustling Hengshan Road began circulating online. Netizens speculated that she was drunk or that she was posing for a dare.
Now you see clothes, now you don’t.
Days later, however, more photos emerged online of a streaker, believed to be the same woman, exposing herself to late-night strollers at Xintiandi and the Bund.
Naturally, the photo sets have sparked debate among netizens regarding the woman, many saying that she is ‘damaging morals’.
There was also speculation about her motives — including performance art, commercial or exhibitionism.
“She might be hired by a pornographic website to attract public attention as a promotion,” one web user told Shanghai Daily, “Or she might be an exhibitionist.”
Zhao Zhiyun, a local psychologist, said it was likely to be behavior indicating a lack of social cognition — a strong desire to show off without being constrained by social restrictions.
Earlier this year, a Beijing man pulled a similar stunt when he was photographed, on separate occasions, running naked through the city’s streets with some rather bizarre props.
Once his identity was revealed, the man, an artist named Li Binyuan, said his streaking days were over.
Sometimes you’ve just gotta let people be and be naked.