Transcription & Translation:
Mother: These days it has become popular to seek marriage partners on the internet, and my daughter is already so old now. But I don’t know how to do it, I don’t know it is done, so what I’m doing is uploading a video instead.
Mother: My daughter, well, was born in 1985, is the cow/ox zodiac sign, and this year will be 26-years-old. I want to help my daughter using the internet to find a boyfriend. As for qualifications, ai, average is fine– [she slaps the table, is unintelligible, laughs]
Daughter (calling out from bathroom): “Mommy, help me wash my back.”
Mother (getting up and walking towards the bathroom): Lulu, what do are you doing?
Daughter (from bathroom): “Help me wash my back.”
Mother (at door of bathroom, filming in): Ohhh, you are how old now and you still want me to help you wash your back? I’m trying to help you find a prospective marriage partner! I’m doing that..finding a boyfriend to evaluate for marriage…that…that…hey, what kind of qualifications you want, say them out…
Daughter (finishing her bath, still naked): [unintelligible]…just find one who is good to you, good to me, knows how to bathe/wash [others] and that will be good enough…
Mother (laughing): Then–then–then just find one like that?
Daughter: [unintelligible]…a beggar is fine too…aiyou, towel…
Mother: Well, it is seeking a marriage partner for you, so what you say/want is what matters—-
Daughter: I want to date a beggar.
Mother (sighs): Aiya, alright, that’s fine too, as long as he is good to you, I think that’s okay too…
Copies of the above video can be found on the various popular Chinese online video sharing websites like Youku and Tudou in addition to Ku6 where the earliest copy of this video appears to have been uploaded 5 days ago.
But that is not the full video. Here is another version that is almost 3x longer:
Daughter: Hello, I am Gan Lulu. To this day, I haven’t had a boyfriend, and it isn’t because I am too ugly, but unfortunately no one wants me, so what to do? So now i am seeking a prospective marriage partner. No matter whether or not you guys think I am special or not, I am actually a rather distinctive person. I am not that annoying, so I don’t believe that there really is no one who wants me.
Comments from Tianya:
Looks like this mother really wants a son-in-law, hehe!
Suspicion of this being a publicity stunt is high. Either that or [the mother] is really anxious [to find a boyfriend for her daughter].
Her family’s circumstances seem to be pretty good. The daughter’s body isn’t bad either. Haha!
Haha. Bathing without closing the door. Not afraid of the dad being home…publicity stunt likelihood more than enough~
At 0:51, someone said there was [nipple] exposure. Actually there was none, but rather intentional covering up with her hand, it was [her] finger.
Indirectly, this also proves that this was filmed [with the daughter] clearly knowing what [the video] is for.
Probability of this being a publicity stunt is extremely high.
Publicity stunt, it has to be.
A daughter completely naked seeing her mother with a digital video recorder being so calm, and not the least bit embarrassed,
should probably also be a professional performer, right? Hehe.
This society is going to lose control,
The mother wants a son-in-law so much she’s gone crazy!
This mother is a SB!
This daughter is a SB!
This publicity stunt team are also SBs!
Publicity stunt! Gone crazy wanting to become famous!!
Mothers who know how to film [use video cameras] are many.
[But] those who know how to add mosaics are few.
The one bathing is Gan Lulu, a minor actress/performer/model, so this is just a short video, everyone don’t take it seriously/as real.
Gan Lulu (her Baidu Baike entry) is an actress in film and television. She had a minor role in the recent Aftershock ["Tangshan Earthquake"] movie directed by famous Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, and has appeared in advertisements for Mercedes-Benz. She has also worked as a model. Search for her name (干露露) and you can find many of her photographs.
After this video made waves on the Chinese internet, Gan Lulu and her mother made another video responding to the uproar, which has so far been viewed over 1.5m times after being uploaded 2 days ago:
Briefly, in the video, the mother responds to some netizen accusations that she is not Gan Lulu’s mother, so she shows a photograph of her with her daughter as well as a magazine interview of the two of them. She says the reason she made the video is because her daughter is 26 and is always busy working. She says the reason she filmed her in the bathroom was partly for fun and partly so that her future boyfriend will already know that her daughter has worked as a human body model, has been in films and television, etc. so he will not be surprised by her past. She emphasizes that they are all artistic modeling. She wants her future husband to accept who her daughter is, what her daughter has done, as well as her daughter’s mother. She says she is an “open/liberal” mother, but not a “bad” mother. With Valentine’s Day approaching, she wanted her daughter to find a boyfriend, and one who won’t be prejudiced against her for having worked as a body or nude model before.
The male interviewer then turns to the daughter, Gan Lulu, who says she is very upset and angry at the netizens who criticized her mother, who said there couldn’t possibly be a mother like this in the world (who would do something “shameless” like this). Crying, she details how her mother has stood by her and supported her throughout the years as she pursued her career. Her mother and her have talked before hoping that her future husband will not one day discover what work she has done in the past, what movies she has appeared in, and then demand a divorce. Gan Lulu asks netizens to stop hurting them.
The mother reappears and says Valentine’s Day is almost here, and that she hopes there will be someone who can spend Valentine’s Day with her daughter. She mentions that she has accompanied her daughter every Valentine’s Day in the past, and hopes there will be someone who truly likes her, loves her, and understands her daughter. Gan Lulu says she doesn’t want this to become her mother begging for someone to want her. She doesn’t want that. If they can’t find someone, she’s willing to be with her mother her entire life. What she want’s a real relationship (not one that is forced or built on pity).
At this time of translation, the above video has over 30k upvotes (顶) but nearly 40k downvotes (踩) made by Chinese viewers.
What do you think? Do you think this was a mother’s genuine (but not well considered) effort to help her daughter find a boyfriend? Or do you think this is a big publicity stunt?
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