China Bans Naked Sushi
The Chinese Communists have outlawed the serving of sushi on the bodies of naked women.
The Chinese government has banned restaurants from serving food on the bodies of naked women. The practice was condemned as a violation of common decency by the commerce department. The ban also aims to stop businesses from using nude models to promote their goods, Xinhua news agency reports.
In April 2004, Chinese media said that a Japanese restaurant in south-west China was fined 2,000 yuan ($240; Ãƒ‚Ã‚£130) after it offered to serve “body sushi”. The practice of eating sushi off naked or nearly-naked women has long been popular with a certain clientele in Japan. But the authorities in the Chinese city of Kunming criticised it at the time of the fine as both unhygienic and an infringement of women’s rights. The Beijing Times newspaper said the new ban was introduced because serving food on women “insults people’s moral quality”.
Damned communists, taking all the fun out of everything.
At least the world press corps is having a good time with it:
- Sushi in the raw banned (Xinhua)
No more naked lunch: China bans sushi dining ladies (Independent)
No nudity please, we are Chinese (Times of India)