A group of Chinese students at Tsinghua University have received backlash online after their anniversary dance went viral.
This year marked Tsinghua University’s 100th Anniversary. The prestigious school in Beijing was established in 1911 and has produced many notable leaders in science, politics, business and academia.
The C9 League university has received criticism this week as one of the anniversary celebration dances was deemed ‘indecent’ and ‘humiliating’.
Tsinghua University anniversary dance goes viral
A short clip of nine Chinese students dancing during their university’s anniversary celebration has been a hot topic of conversation on the internet this week.
The women at one of China’s most prestigious schools, Tsinghua University in Beijing, wore gold dresses with tassels as they danced in front of the Grand Auditorium to celebrate the university’s 100th anniversary.
It lasted for two minutes and has received severe criticism in China.
The dance has had a lot of backlash
The anniversary dance has had a lot of backlash in China as people deemed it ‘vulgar’ and ‘inappropriate’.
Many people thought that the dance was not appropriate to be performed at one of China’s most prestigious schools.
Jenny Lai, a music professor at a university in Guangzhou, told the South China Morning Post that the dance was “humiliating” and said it shows that the school has “poor aesthetic sense”.
US writer Qiao Mu wrote on China’s Twitter-like social media platform Weibo:
“The choreographic design is lousy, the [women’s] performance is rough and the music is embarrassing. If not for the school’s name or the Auditorium appearing in the video, I would have thought the dance was part of an outdoor disco or an entertaining gig at a rural market, or a dance to celebrate the opening of a bathing centre.”
However, others have defended the dance and claimed there was nothing wrong with it.
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