Recently, a video has surfaced on China’s Youku and spread like wildfire. The video shows a drunk British man who appears to be in his 20’s, sexually assaulting a drunk Chinese woman in public in Beijing. The foreigner is interrupted by some passersby and a fight ensues. The video cuts out and comes back in after the British man has been pummeled into unconsciousness while some people try to prevent others from continuing the beating.
However, this isn’t the first time this particular guy has been seen by Beijingers engaged in inappropriate and criminal behavior. At least one netizen so far has offered photo evidence in what has become the beginning stages of China’s infamous human flesh search. The human flesh search is the practice of trawling the internet for information and photos of people who cause mass offense to the online community.
The most recent photo (available at the end of the post) shows the British man standing uncomfortable close to a seated woman on the subway, slightly leaning his pelvis towards her. The netizen who posted the photo had this to say:
“I am at the subway station, fuck, this society is totally messed up. These foreign bitches sexually harass women on the subway; pushing his erection against them, totally disregard others. He just harassed 5 women, finally, he just directly stood in front of that little girl.”
The Beijing police also got in on the action and released a statement on their official Weibo account. From Beijing Public Security Bureau:
“Last night, a video on Sina Weibo showed a drunken man sexually assaulting a woman near Xuanwumen subway station, was stopped by pedestrians which attracted many attentions. People also have asked us for more information.”
“After investigation, on May 8, 2012, 11pm, a foreign man was sexually assaulting a woman in public after alcohol consumption. Pedestrians reported it to the police, and the police arrived to the sense in time to capture the man. The police detained the man until he was sober, and he is now in custody and under investigation. This man is British citizen with travel visa to China. This case is currently under preceding in accordance to the law.”
Whenever I see stories about foreigners acting out in China, American or not, it embarrasses me. I wouldn’t have felt bad at all if those Chinese guys had really murdered that Brit. It would have served as a good lesson for others who think they can come to China and do whatever they want. This guy, from what I’ve learned of him, is a scum bag, and he deserves worse than what he got. Good riddance. Hopefully, the cops will throw him out.
View the original video here: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzkzNDY5ODI0.html