We never had this at the Hillel School of Tampa…
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) September 3, 2018
A Chinese kindergarten welcomed back students back from summer break with a bizarre pole dancing performance on Monday, sparking outrage among parents.
Footage of the incident, posted to Weibo, shows a woman dressed in risqué clothing, dancing around a pole on a low stage while three- to six-year-old children and their parents watched from below in southeastern China.
After the incident, the Shenzhen Xinshahui Kindergarten, in Bao’an District, issued an apology to parents and students explaining that the performance was intended to “lighten up the atmosphere.”
“We apologize for not putting more consideration into the planning of the dance performance and for causing a bad experience among students and parents,” Lai Rong, the pre-school’s principal, said in the apology.
On its official Weibo account, the Shenzhen Education Bureau said that pole dancing for children is “not appropriate” and confirmed that the ministry will investigate the incident. “The education bureau believes it is not appropriate to arrange pole dancing performances for children in kindergarten,” it said.
The authority has also called for Lai to be dismissed as the kindergarten’s director.
This is the type of thing you expect to happen in Florida, not China. Apparently the Floriduh! is spreading…