On Wednesday afternoon in downtown Shenzhen, passersby were treated to the unusual sight of four young women dressed up as slutty flight attendants advocating against vice.
With navels exposed, the four young women held up a sign reading: “Support Dongguan’s anti-vice campaign! Advocate civilized law enforcement, apologize to Shenzhen chengguan!”
The somewhat perplexing performance was put on as a sort of response to public backlash following a stunt contrived by the same group earlier this month that featured even more young girls dressed in skimpy stewardess outfits “entertaining” chengguan at a high-end hotel in Dongguan for their “civilized service.”
Apparently, that event had caused a bit of difficulty for the Shenzhen chengguan, and the organizer wanted to put out another statement telling people to just lighten up.
However, actual police didn’t seem to appreciate the performance, shutting down the event within 30 minutes and launching a further investigation into the group’s activities.
For those not in the know, Dongguan is often referred to as China’s “capital of sex” but has fallen on hard times as of late after a series of high-profile raids were carried out throughout the city’s brothels in early 2014.
The arrests nabbed up more than 1,000 people and cost the city an estimated 50 billion yuan ($8 billion) in business. It’s estimated that 10% of the floating population in Dongguan, a city of 7 million people, were involved in the sex trade.
Now, it seems that the trade has been left to a bunch of catfishing dudes online. It’s unclear if the city will ever regain its former glory:
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