To ring in Children’s Day, a kindergarten in Hejin county, Shanxi province put on a performance yesterday starring students and their moms which was going perfectly well until one kid needed to answer the call of nature and stole the show.
A video has gone viral on Chinese social media showing the moment that the kid on the first row pulled down his pants and started taking a piss on stage. Meanwhile, his mom gamely tried to continue with the dance, not sure whether to laugh or cry.
Later, the kindergarten clarified to reporters that the pee break was not part of the official choreography of the performance.
While many have simply laughed at the video, giggling that the mom will be able to use the clip to mortify her son when he gets older, others have said that it points toward larger societal issues threatening Chinese civilization.
“There is nothing funny about this. When kids aren’t raised properly, they think they can just pee wherever. When I was little, I knew that this kind of behavior was uncivilzed,” wrote one Weibo user.
“I’m guessing that this isn’t the first time that he’s done something like this,” added another.
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