Hangzhou ‘No Pants Sub­way Ride’ stirs con­tro­versy

Global Times - Weekend - - NATION -

Sev­eral young men in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhe­jiang Prov­ince de­cided that they would fol­low the global trend by wear­ing only un­der­wear in sub­ways, but the be­hav­ior drew crit­i­cism.

The 10 young men, all ap­pear­ing to be in their 20s, en­tered the plat­form of Jin­jiang Sta­tion of Hangzhou sub­way, and took off their trousers when they got into the train, the China Youth Daily re­ported on Thurs­day.

The young men put on their trousers again be­fore get­ting off the train af­ter sev­eral stops.

Other pas­sen­gers on the train were to­tally con­fused by the young men’s be­hav­ior.

A Hangzhou sub­way of­fi­cial said that they do not rec­om­mend such be­hav­ior, the news por­tal east­day.com re­ported.

The men were im­i­tat­ing the “No Pants Sub­way Ride” ac­tiv­ity, started in the US in 2002, that en­cour­ages peo­ple to break the line and add more fun to life, east­day.com re­ported.

But in China, not ev­ery­one was amused. “Why don’t you just learn some­thing good? In China, do­ing such a thing could get you beaten,” a Sina Weibo user said.

“If your mother saw you do­ing this, she might be wor­ried you would get a cold,” an­other Weibo user said.

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