Father’s “intimate behavior” to daughter on bus stirs social media

2014-12-09 07:56:53 GMT2014-12-09 15:56:53(Beijing Time)  SINA English

Li Jing

Discussions have been heated recently after a video clip about a man kept kissing a young girl on bus went viral on Weibo.

The video was shot on a running bus, in which a man held a toddler girl in his arms and kept kissing her in the video’s three-minute duration until he got off the bus with her.

The footage was uploaded by a netizen dwelling in Zhuhai city, Guangdong province with a title “Is this the girl’s father?”

Several days later on December 7, the local police published a statement about the incident on Weibo, saying the man has been confirmed to be the little girl’s father, and he had already brought his wife and daughter to the police station for clarification.

The man in the video describes himself with a surname Chen. He’s 31, from the nearby Lufeng city and is currently running a business in Zhuhai.

Chen said he learned from his friends that he was filmed into the video which was uploaded online. Feeling astonished and wronged, Chen brought his wife and daughter to the police department.

Chen explained that he went out with his daughter on December 2. On the bus, since his daughter was unhappy, he was only trying to cheer her up. Chen’s wife also claimed that he loves his daughter a lot, but he definitely never molested her as the net users criticized. People express love in different ways, she said.

Opinions divide significantly on Weibo. While most of Weibo bloggers still think the father’s behavior to be improper, some also show tolerance.

“Just a force alarm…Perhaps it was cultural difference. I know that Japanese fathers ask their daughters to take a sponge bath for them while showering, and China is so big, people have their own way to breed their child. After all, kissing one’s own child doesn’t matter that much”said a Weibo post.

“There’s absolutely something going on there. Look at his legs. Even if he’s her father, it’s still abnormal. Cases about father rapes his own daughter are far from rare,” said another Weibo user.

“I really wonder what the westerners would think about the father. I heard that people in western countries often express their emotions with kisses, if they think the father’s doing fine, perhaps it is us who overreacted; but if not, then the father needs to go to a psychiatrist,” Weibo blogger “最爱我的小豹子”commented.

 

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