A recently-deceased Taiwanese official went out with a traffic-stopping show Tuesday.
The funeral procession for former Chiayi County Council Speaker Tung Hsiang, who died at the age of 76, featured 50 scantily-clad women pole dancing atop 50 jeeps, as well as traditional bands, reports Taiwan News.
Many local politicians attended the festivities, which spanned several miles and blocked traffic.
Interestingly, funeral strippers and pole dancers are not exactly rare in Chinese culture, particularly in rural areas.
Strippers are often brought in to increase funeral attendance because large crowds are generally considered to bring honor to the deceased. Tung’s funeral in Taiwan certainly achieved its goals.
Central China Television first drew attention to the practice with an exposé in 2006, leading China to attempt bringing an end to the practice.
China cracked down on the tradition further in 2015, but the practice persists in Taiwan.
Two years ago, a dutiful Taiwanese wife hired strippers to perform at her husband’s funeral because she knew how much he enjoyed looking at beautiful women and wanted him to be able to continue to do so from the afterlife.
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