Officials at the Huaqing Hot Springs in Shaanxi province have urged visitors to please, please kindly refrain from taking pictures of themselves feeling up a statue of an ancient Chinese beauty after it stopped being funny a long time ago.
Yang Guifei, one of the Four Beauties of ancient China, has apparently got more action this Golden Week than anytime since she was an imperial consort during the Tang Dynasty. Known for bathing in the hot springs during the winter, the tourist site built a topless statue of the beauty, which has now become one of their main attractions, with hordes of visitors lining up to snap a photo of themselves squeezing her stony breasts.
Tencent reports that in desperation, staff have posted a sign in front of the statue saying “Take photos in a civilized manner.” However, the messages seems to have largely been ignored by tourists in their insatiable lust for some hilarious boob-grabbing pics.
Of course, this isn’t the first statue in China to have its diginity corrupted in such a manner. A statue of Yu the Great’s wife has had her left breast fondled so much that that it has changed color due to all the wear and tear. While a nude statue in Zhengzhou was finally covered up after being constantly groped by passersby.
[Images via CCTV News]