Friday Fun: It’s Illegal to be Fully Nude at a Funeral in Taiwan

Today’s legal lesson- no full nudity at your funeral in China.

taiwan funeral.jpgWait, fully nude? The only reason that such a weird law is on the books must be that there was a problem in the past. Apparently it has become common to have the most outlandish possible funeral procession, and that frequently means including pole dancers in the funeral. taiwan-funeral-2Apparently, gangsters started the practice of having strippers perform, and it has become more acceptable in many part of China and Taiwan. At the recent funeral for a politician in Taiwan, the procession included 50 pole dancers hired by the son of the deceased, all riding colorful jeep outfitted with poles on the roof. The Chinese government has tried to curb the practice, hence the law against full nudity.

This kind of reminds me of people who were propped up at their own funerals.

Here’s more video about the recent outlandish funeral in Tawian:

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