'Hot' Pole Dance Performance Left Guests Stunned At A Chinese Wedding

‘Hot’ Pole Dance Performance Left Guests Stunned At A Chinese Wedding

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Who invites a pole dancer to a wedding? It turned out a newly-wedded couple in China has, and the move is presently the talk of the internet. Not only were guests at the wedding reception startled, but the pole dancer’s racy routine has since drawn backlash after the clip emerged online.

The clip of a pole dancer’s racy routine emerged online, and it has since prompted divided opinions.

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The clip shared on Douyin, a sister app of TikTok, showed a woman displaying a revealing show on stage at the reception held in the city of Zhangjiakou, Hebei province. The dancer split her legs and spun around the pole meters away from the guests. 

The dancer put on a revealing show on stage at the reception held in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province.

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In particular, the pole dancer donned a black face mask and a short and backless purple outfit. Most of the men present at the wedding were seen watching the performance while a few turned their faces away, paying more attention to their smartphones. Some even appeared to the filming the dance. 

The dancer, who wore a black face mask, split her legs and spun around the pole meters away from the guests. 

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Since the video went viral, internet users haven’t remained quiet as they without hesitation shared their opinions, with many insisting that pole dancing isn’t appropriate at weddings. “Is it appropriate? Performing such a dance when the elderly, the young, and children were having dinner together, some were relatives. This is so embarrassing.” One Douyin user commented. 

Most of the men at the reception were seen watching the performance while a few turned their faces away.

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Another added: “She danced well, but this is not the occasion for pole dancing.” However, Li Ming, a wedding planner who owns an agency in Zhangjiakou, told SCMP that pole dancing wasn’t a common practice and wasn’t considered appropriate for weddings. Ming admitted finding the dance ‘very vulgar, adding that she wouldn’t design such a performance at the wedding reception. 

Pole dancers are often booked for exhibitions, but requests to perform at the wedding are infrequent. Besides, is this appropriate?

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Agreeing to the fact that the wedding reception doesn’t represent wedding reception trends, Ghen Guang, the manager of S-Pole Dance, a dancing school in Shanghai, revealed pole dancers are often booked for exhibitions but that requests to perform at the wedding were sporadic, just about one out of 50.