This probably wasn’t a proper setting to set pulses racing.
A nursing home has been forced to apologize for hiring a stripper to perform for senior citizens in wheelchairs.
The Taoyuan Veterans Home, a state-run facility for retired army personnel in Tawain, paid the adult entertainer for a steamy show to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival — an important holiday in Chinese culture, whereby people gather to celebrate the rice and wheat harvests of the season.
Video of the raunchy performance, which took place last Thursday, was filmed by an attendee before it was posted to social media and quickly went viral.
The kinky clip shows the masked-up erotic dancer clad in lacy lingerie, giving one elderly man a lap dance and thrusting her breasts into his face.
The man doesn’t appear to mind, however, and can be seen squeezing the woman’s assets as she enthusiastically writhes her body. Other nursing home residents clapped along enthusiastically, seeming to relish the raunchy show.
But the senior care facility was hit with backlash and subsequently released a statement saying: “The intention of the event was to entertain residents and make them happy. We are very sorry for the offense that was caused.”
A nursing home spokesman added that Mid-Autumn Festival parties had been cancelled at the nursing home the previous to years due to the COVID pandemic. To lift residents’ spirits, they arranged for the stripper to perform a show.
However, they conceded that the erotic dancer’s actions were “too enthusiastic and fiery,” and that they would be “more cautious” when planning such events in the future.
They said there was also a more sedate game of bingo and some karaoke in an adjoining nursing hall.
Video shows that the residents and the stripper remained COVID-safe at all times, however, keeping face masks on throughout the erotic show.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important holidays in Asian culture. In China, the celebration is marked by reunions, thanksgiving for harvests, and prayers for good fortune.
The annual event, which this year fell on September 10, is also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival.