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Lascivious last rites: China cracks down on strippers at funerals
Lascivious last rites: China cracks down on strippers at funerals

Giving new meaning to “funeral services,” a number of Chinese families in recent months have added a lascivious element to their loved ones’ last rites: strippers. The unseemly innovation came to public attention this week after China’s state-run Xinhua news agency detailed two instances of the practice and said police were working with the Ministry of Culture to stamp out the “uncivilized” and “pornographic” practice. The goal of the adult entertainment, Xinhua indicated, was apparently to attract more mourners to the memorial service. In China, a paltry number of mourners can signify that a person was not well-liked and thus disgrace a...

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