An online campaign has been launched calling for mainland parents to take their kiddies to Hong Kong next week so that they can pee all over the streets and ‘familiarize’ locals with the act, and we’re optimistically predicting that it could only end well.
The campaign comes as a response a video that blew up on social media earlier this week showing a family of mainland tourists allowing their child to relieve his bladder on the streets while visiting Hong Kong.
The incident received probably too much traction on social media and even spawned a “bladder wars” poll on Sina asking mainland users how they feel about kids peeing on the streets (most felt pretty good about it).
People’s Daily wrote responded to the video, SCMP relays, urging the need for “mutual civilization and understanding” between tourists and Hongkongers, adding that with 30 million mainlanders visiting Hong Kong per year, it’s understandable that some tourists “would not act up to modern standards”.
“Those locals cannot face the fact that the difference between the pace of development of Hong Kong and mainland coastal cities is rapidly diminishing… their attitudes have been distorted, losing patience towards the mainland Chinese,” the paper said.
Now, one mainland resident wants to start a toilet revolution.
“Bring children to Hong Kong and let them urinate in Hong Kong’s streets. Let’s see who will come and take photos. They will see it as natural after they have been familiarized with the act,” a user named Haijiao No68 wrote on the forum Tianya.
According to the Post, the couple featured in the video were arrested on suspicion of of theft and assault following the incident, although she was bailed out shortly after and he was released unconditionally.