April 23, 2015 9:00 pm -


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.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

4 responses to Crackdown On Funeral Strippers

  1. Ronald L April 23rd, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Are baptismal and bar mitzvah strippers still a go?

  2. granpa.usthai April 23rd, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    now, should I dearly depart from this life while visiting hiding relatives in southern China, how in the hell do they expect there to be enough people to send me off!?

  3. fahvel April 24th, 2015 at 2:38 am

    brilliant – the right wing dewad in the usa will probably have more strippers filling in the gaps than all of china.

  4. rg9rts April 25th, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Damn…there are a few funerals I’d dance at and a few graves I’d even p on