Communist Killjoys! China to crack down on strippers at rural funerals

BEIJING — Chinese officials are launching a campaign to crack down on stripteases and other lewd shows that have become popular at funerals in some rural areas, the Ministry of Culture said Thursday.

The ministry said in a statement that it will tighten control over rural culture, where vulgar performances have been thriving because of a general lack of cultural events.

Such erotic performances at funerals are a relatively new phenomenon. Many rural people believe that a large attendance at funerals is a sign of honor for the deceased, and the shows are used to attract more people and display the family’s prosperity.

The funerals also are a rare occasion for crowds to gather as villagers working as migrant workers in industrial centers return home to bury the deceased.

  • Dana Garcia

    Another odd Chinese custom regarding death is ghost brides. A dead woman is dug up and reburied with a deceased man so he can have a wifey in the afterlife. Sometimes a woman is murdered to provide the ghost bride, despite the shortage of live females in Red China.

    • Cripes that is Nuts!

    • Gaylord Ponce

      I’d prefer a ghost stripper.

      • Alain

        No, just give me a real one who doesn’t look like Lizzy May.

      • Hard Little Machine

        With Jennifer Love-Hugetits

    • J. C.

      I thought the whole point of dying was to get away from the wife, LOL!!!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is the second crack down on funeral strippers that the Chineese have tried. The first attempt was about 2 to 3 years ago.
    I guess that didn’t work.
    They are terribly embarrassed by the practices of their own yokels from the provences.

  • FactsWillOut

    Brad Wall banned serving alcohol at strip bars in Saskatchewan.
    Wasn’t he supposed to be a capitalist?

  • Jade

    Now that is the way to go out.

  • Frau Katze

    A bit strange but, hey, why not?

  • just a thought

    China stops strippers from performing at rural funerals. In other news, rural death toll mysteriously declines.

  • mauser 98

    rural ? and the urban ones?

  • Clausewitz

    Hmmmmmmm, funeral strippers…… That’ll go good with the Heavy Metal, and the shooter bar I have planned for my own ceremony.