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Mao-Themed Wedding in Shanxi, Chinese Netizen Reactions

A Chinese couple in Shanxi province hold a "Mao Style" wedding.

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From NetEase:

Shanxi Post-80s Generation Master’s Degree Graduates Hold “Mao-Style Wedding”

On October 6, post-80s generation college master’s degree graduates Yue Tinghe and Ge Pinghua decided to hold a red wedding Ceremony [similar to “red tourism”, a wedding ceremony with Chinese Communist themes] attended by friends and family as well as red netizens, with one red netizen Zhang Sanxi bringing a wall scroll featuring a poem by Chairman Mao in his calligraphy, and all wedding guests were given a “serve the people” badge [as a wedding favor]. After the groom and bride paid their respects to each other, they swore to “forever always believe in Mao Zedong Thought, and pass down Mao Zedong Thought down generation after generation”, while a Mao Zedong impersonator loudly quoted Mao Zedong’s famous saying that the youth are like the 8-9 o’clock sun.

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A Chinese couple in Shanxi province hold a "Mao Style" wedding.

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Comments from NetEase:

懂球老师傅 [网易江苏省苏州市网友]:

All their education has gone to the dogs [gone to waste].

在那大菊花盛开的地方 [网易日本网友]:

I reckon they’ll be useless [members of society].

群93778370欢迎你 [网易湖北省荆门市网友]:

Let me give a verse:
First [vertical] scroll: A pair of fresh youths.
Second [vertical] scroll: Two old-fashioned wooden skulls.
Horizontal scroll: Zombies.

aHa0 [网易陕西省西安市网友]:

This is you guys following a path to your own doom.

發纳尼 [网易浙江省金华市义乌市网友]:

Chairman Mao came out to host [their wedding]…

happy2004 [网易湖北省武汉市网友]:

And they’re TMD graduate students, such retards. I really wonder how they got their diplomas.

毛粪的天敌 [网易四川省内江市网友]:

Wearing a Western suit, a wedding dress, and posting scrolls. Over 40 years ago, they would’ve been the target of Destroying the Four Olds.

无人相伴 [网易浙江省湖州市网友]:

Quote: If it isn’t men holding women down, it’s women holding men down.

打倒1群5毛 [网易上海市手机网友]:

Those with master’s degrees sure are different. He’s indicating that he can marry additional wives.

网易广东省肇庆市手机网友(125.90.*.*):

It’s all young people cursing/criticizing Mao. Among netizens, the young make up the majority. But people who are 50 and older look at things differently from the youth. I don’t understand why there’s such a huge difference in perspectives/views between those who lived in that era and those who didn’t.

拉马西亚影视学院应届生 [网易内蒙古呼伦贝尔市手机网友]: (responding to above)

Shows that the younger generation is not so easy to deceive/con anymore…

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