Another week has passed, and that means it’s time for another shocking video starring a suspected mistress being beaten in public to go viral on Chinese social media.
Everybody loves a good vacation, but things can definitely turn sour when your wife shows up. That was the case for one man from Wenzhou who was caught red-handed by his wife with his mistress at his side.
In the video, the mistress dressed in a black top and red skirt is seen being dragged around by two women who are trying their darndest to rip her apart, along with four men. The dramatic scene drew a crowd of onlookers who fulfilled their duties yet again — recording the fight with their phones and uploading the video to social media.
The brawl continued with the combatants spinning around the airport hall. Grabbing a fistful of hair, one attacker proceed to further humiliate the mistress by trying to rip off her clothes. After a while, only the mistress, a woman in a white top and a man in a black shirt remain in the fray, reluctant to let go of one another. While the husband tried his hardest to free the mistress from his wife’s clutches, the wife continued kicking and even slapping the woman. Her minions rejoin the fight near the end of the video.
Netizens on Weibo tended to criticize the wife for her disgraceful behavior and continued to wonder why such public displays of violence are so common in China.
“Sigh, why does this kind of thing always happen in China? Seriously, it’s getting a bit lame and boring,” one netizen wrote.
“Both the husband and the mistress were to blame and I pity the poor wife who spends her time with this ungrateful and cheating husband,” commented another.
“Why does the wife have to beat the mistress in public? I can understand that she’s hurt and heartbroken, but it doesn’t mean that she can take it out on the mistress. Violence can’t solve anything!” one web user wrote.
Watch the video below:
So that’s one vacation ruined. Wives in China seem to believe they have the right to attack mistresses who dare hook up with their husbands. In 2014, one wife in Kunming even went so far as to set a mistress on fire.
There has been a series of these attacks in recent months, with mistresses getting slapped, shamed and stripped on the street by wives and their friends.
All this might have something to do with China’s always rising divorce rate.
By Katie Ngai
[Image via Toutiao // Video via Youku]