Two parents in Beijing were forced to file a lawsuit against their son, a 29-year-old “boomerang child” named Xu Qing, who still refused to move out of his parents’ house seven years after graduating university, ifeng News reports.
Xu’s parents were married in 1980 and had their child five years later. Growing up, the couple doted on the boy by giving him whatever he asked for.
Xu managed to get in to a respectable university, but not long after he moved into his dorm, he told his parents that he couldn’t get along well with his dorm mates. His mother took him home to live with them.
After graduation, as with most students, Xu said it was difficult to get a job. His father hooked him up with a position at his friend’s company, but three months later, Xu said working was boring, so he quit the job and stayed at home sleeping, surfing the internet all day and asking his parents for money.
Xu met an online female friend in 2013. He brought her home to shack up with him. That’s when the parents began to lecture their son, but Xu told them confidently, “Even if I don’t have a job, I have my right to love someone…as parents, you are obliged to feed me!’
Xu’s parents had no choice but to take the matter to the Haidian Court, which ordered Xu to leave his parents’ home within 60 days. Xu, however, refused to fulfill the obligation as enacted by law. His parents then had to appeal to the court to force their son to leave.
According to law, Xu’s parents aren’t obligated to support their son, as he’s capable but refuses to work. Because the house is under his parents’ names, they can ask Xu to leave.
Internet users’ criticism poured in over the matter.
“Having this kind of son is really pathetic. Just keep it in mind: Don’t spoil kids,” one user said.
Another commented: “It’s just a mirror of today’s education.”
“The parents have brought up such a spoiled prince,” one web user added. “They actually ask for it!”
By Lucy Liu