A MAN and a woman in China’s Hainan province were arrested for engaging in petplay – a fetish where partners roleplay as owner and pet – in public, reported China Press.
According to video footage which had gone viral on Chinese social media, a woman was seen taking a man on a dog leash for a walk.
The woman kept tugging at the leash and yelling at the man, which attracted a crowd of onlookers.
The man was also spotted wearing pantyhose on his head.
When the video went viral, many Internet users criticised the couple for “promoting bad societal values”.
“If you want to engage in your fetish, why not do it at home rather than in public?” one netizen wrote.
The Haikou city police responded on Weibo, saying the two were arrested following complaints from the public.
Police investigations revealed that the man had lost a bet to the woman on a game which had been livestreamed.
As such, he was required to play the role of a pet dog as punishment.
Police said the two would be detained for five days for disorderly conduct in public.
> Instead of a decline, business is booming for a coffee shop in Penang after it went viral for shaming a customer for not ordering drinks, reported China Press.
Tourists and locals alike are visiting the restaurant on Carnarvon Street in droves, with many asking to get a selfie with the owner, Lim, 46.
When interviewed, the owner said his shop saw a sharp rise in younger customers since the incident went viral.
“The younger customers all tell me: ‘Boss, take heart. We support you’,” Lim said.
He added that he had apologised for his actions and would not comment on the matter any further.
It was earlier reported that Lim had posted a photo of an elderly customer on Facebook for ignoring him and for refusing to order a drink.
In his post, he included a caption that read: “If this man wants to be famous, let’s help him.”
His actions had sparked outrage among Internet users, which saw a review rating of the coffee shop dropping to 1.3 stars from 4.2 stars.
● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.