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Chinese Teens That Assaulted Elderly Beaten Up By Peers?

A mob of Chinese teenagers beating up 3 other teens.

A mob of Chinese teenagers beating up 3 other teens.

Today, a post titled “Teenager in blue beaten up by youth in his hometown, all 3 people involved beat up” appeared on popular Chinese discussion forum Mop. In it is a video and a number of screenshots claiming to show a bunch of Chinese youth beating up the teenagers who beat up the elderly at a Jiangsu nursing home that we reported several days in retribution.

The Mop post quickly grew to over 20 pages and over a thousand comments. Many netizens posted comments cheering the news, happy that the teenagers who shamelessly disrespected and physically hit the elderly were punished by their peers. For example…

Comments from Mop:

wx524821510:

Excellent!!! Well-beaten…

左轮回:

Fuck~! Well-beaten~! First time I’m cheering on a group beating~!!!!

狗艹的猫扑:

Beat those bastard to death.

扣扣小B摸摸卵:

This is the consequence of not respecting the elderly, the beating is so well-deserved. If I were there, I would’ve definitely messed up his arm muscles/nerves, then let’s see if he can still hit the elderly.

Disagreement

Such comments were the majority in the Mop discussion, although there were also some who questioned whether beating up the teens and such vigilante justice is right…

匿名人士197726:

Don’t really approve of this kind of behavior! What difference is this behavior from that of the teenager in blue?!

就是要和谐:

Sigh, foolish children. If violence could solve problems, then the world peace would’ve been achieved long ago.
However, since the world isn’t peaceful right now, I guess some beatings do no harm.

Skepticism

But most importantly, some netizens did not immediately accept what the original post told them and began asking questions…

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看情况:

Is this the [teenager in blue]?
Wasn’t he under protection?

泡面比饭贵:

Is this real/true? How come it doesn’t look like it?

zhezhe090324:

Requesting the truth, is this the [teenager in blue]?

naturedodo:

How come it doesn’t look like the [teenager in blue]? Are you sure?

Doubts

And soon some netizens came out to openly reject the original post and argue that this video is unrelated and does not feature the post-90s generation teenagers from the earlier video being beat up by other youth as retribution for their misdeeds:

你不死去的:

Just watched it again, this video is fake [not of the Jiangsu teens], evaluation complete. It’s all Xuzhou dialect/accent. In the video, there’s enough a person who says “You even dare to jump someone form Tangzhang?” This clearly is not about the elderly being beaten incident. This is probably a video of some kids from Xuzhou Tangzhang having a group fight. BS the louzhu

一潞嚮鉳:

I personally doubt this video isn’t of the [teenager in blue] getting beaten up.
Seriously doubt!
The entire time, including the people in the video, it looks like feizhuliu retards bullying their schoolmates.
Request someone who was present to come out and prove the video’s authenticity! MLGBD!

snakehowell:

That’s not right, the title of this video on Youku yesterday was not “[Teenager in blue] beaten”, it was “Middle school student group beating”, and I even commented that dozens of people beating up on three people was shameless. However, it it really were the [teenager in blue], then that deserves a ding! Right?

A suspicious aspect of the original post is that the embedded video was from Ku6 but the screenshots were from Youku. Had the video originally been on Youku but was removed and reposted on Ku6?

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Clicking to the video’s page on Ku6, the video is titled “Those two 2B kids who hit the elderly have finally been fucked [punished]!!!!! Retribution!” and was uploaded within the day.

However, going to Youku, the original video can easily be found and was briefly one of the day’s trending videos with over 200k views…

From Youku:

Middle school student group beating, then take souvenir photos

This Youku video was uploaded earlier than the Ku6 video (a day ago). The presence of a Youku watermark on the Ku6 video also shows that it was copied from this Youku video. So why did someone download a copy, upload it to another video sharing service, and change the title?

Many of the comments on the Youku video make fun of the participants, calling them a bunch of “SBs”. Many also lament the sorry state of Chinese youth (post-90s generation kids) and laugh at the lousy English “come on, go” that can be heard in the video. Many others posted trying to figure out–and then argue over–where the video and participants are from (Hebei, Anhui, Shandong, northern China, southern China, etc.).

Only after ~30 pages of comments did comments suggesting the teenagers in this video are the same as the teens that fought with the elderly begin appearing. However, no actual information currently supports this claim and it appears to just be a rumor.

chenzihaogary:

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Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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