Crackdown On Funeral Strippers
Yes, there is such a thing, and China is cracking down on it.
Chinese families often hire strippers to dance graveside at funerals. And now the Chinese government wants that to stop.
The Wall Street Journal‘s China Real Time blog reported Thursday that the country’s Ministry of Culture will “work closely with the police to eliminate such performances, which are held with the goal of drawing more mourners.”
…According to a China Central Television report, funeral hosts hire the strippers to attract more people to attend the funeral. “CCTV found about a dozen funeral performance troupes offering such services in every village in the county, putting on as many as 20 shows a month at a rate of 2,000 yuan ($322) a pop.”