A hotpot restaurant is drawing some heat online, thanks to its new menu item — a Barbie doll wrapped up in strips of mutton.
Typically, a hotpot restaurant serves its customers with plates of meat that they cook at their leisure; however, one hotpot restaurant in Beijing provides diners with a beautiful female doll in a red gown.
Well, upon closer inspection, she’s actually wrapped up in strips of mutton (芭比羊肉衣), Shanghai Daily reports. Therefore, if diners want to eat the mutton, they have to peel off each layer of meat, slowly undressing the Barbie, exposing her naked plastic to everyone.
While the restaurant owner must have thought that this was a brilliant idea to promote his hotpot shop, netizens on Weibo are a bit disgusted by the “sexist” display.
“Why can’t we just eat meats without any kind of stupid tricks like this?” one asked.
“It’s very disgusting. We don’t even know whether the staff cleaned the doll or not,” another commented.
“Let’s just throw the doll into the hotpot! It’s really time consuming to pull away all those strips of meat,” one netizen joked.
Wait, where have we seen that meat dress before? Some netizens immediately thought of the recently possibly banned Lady Gaga, saying that the hotpot restaurant should stop trying to imitate Lady Gaga’s style, because apparently it isn’t working.
Apparently, this place didn’t get the memo that China is trying to cut its meat consumpion in half.
By Katie Ngai
[Images via Weibo]