The group of men harassing the bride angered Chinese public opinion

A bride in Shandong was pushed to the ground by a group of men and sprayed with white foam all over her face, following the custom of a rural wedding, sparking outrage on Chinese social media.

Video posted on Chinese social media shows the wedding taking place in a rural residence on the outskirts of Linyi city, Shandong province on January 19, with a red carpet spread in the courtyard, SCMP news today.

As guests gathered in the courtyard to watch the wedding, a group of men pinned the bride to the ground, some of them even on top of her. A guest tried to stop them, but the group of men just laughed.

The group also sprayed white foam on the bride’s head, despite her reaction. They forcefully hold the head of the bride and groom and force them to bow to each other to complete the ceremony.

Chinese bride is harassed at the wedding

A bride in eastern China’s Shandong province was crushed by a group of men and sprayed with foam during her wedding on January 19. Video: Swamp.

The video posted on Weibo has been viewed more than 140 million times, with more than 13,000 comments, mostly expressing displeasure. “Many such wedding customs still take place in the countryside without being banned,” one person commented.

“How can the groom stand this scene? Really offensive image. When will these scenes end,” another said.

According to Chinese media, in response to public anger, the local government contacted the village elders and hoped to “promote change and eliminate inappropriate wedding customs”.

Weddings with profanity and even sexual harassment in some parts of China have repeatedly attracted attention on social media. In 2020, also in Shandong province, a groom was dragged from a car on his way to pick up his bride and had soy sauce, vinegar and raw chicken eggs smeared on him and pushed into a roadside ditch. Several wedding guests were later arrested by the police.

Huyen Le (Theo SCMP)

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