A set of viral photos showing bikini-clad women with Fujian opera-style headpieces have stirred up talk among netizens who considered the show an insult to Chinese traditions.
A web user snapped the pictures at an opening ceremony of a business event in Fujian and shared them online to raise public concern over the preservation of the traditional art and culture.
Some netizens regarded the Chinese opera combined with bikini-clad women to be a an embarrassment to traditional Chinese culture.
Staff at the show claimed that it was just a small-scaled insider catwalk show. A business client requested to mix modern and conventional elements together in the show and didn’t intend to hurt those who are passionate about traditional opera and culture, staff said.
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By Christy Mak