A few days after a Chinese tourist is placed on a government blacklist for sitting on Red Army statues, this brave or ignorant photographer decides to sit on top of none other than, you guessed it, some Red Army statues.
A series of pictures showing a woman holding her camera sitting on statues of Red Army soldiers in Yanhe square of Yan’an city, Shaanxi province on May 7 have been circulated on Chinese social media, where thousands of internet users have criticized the woman for her improper behaviour and lack of respect for the Red Army.
According to Tencent News, a number of residents had gathered together in the square to perform a traditional dance. In order to get a better view of proceedings, the female photographer climbed up and sat on the head of one of the statues.
It is not known whether the woman was a tourist or a local resident, but regardless of her origin, Chinese netizens were scathing of her attitude and remarked that someone should have stepped in to discourage her from mounting the statues.
Several days ago the China National Tourism Administration released its blacklist for misbehaving tourists in a bid to curb inappropriate behaviour. The fourth tourist to receive the ignominious title of being blacklisted is Li Wenchun, who is facing a 10 year stint after he climbed atop statutes of revolutionary soldiers at a memorial park in Shaanxi.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via Tencent]