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China’s New Makeover Beauty Class TV Show Draws Ire

September 10, 2011
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A new makeover TV show in China has generated a lot of buzz online after a microblog post provokes a lot of controversy about the show on Weibo, China’s Twitter equivalent. The post has been reposted more than 60,000 times since it appeared two days ago. The post has over 13,000 comments and is one of the top trending topics on the microblogging service Sina Weibo.

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The English translation of the microblog post read: “Sweet, charming, and lovely, Beauty Class will allow you to reinvent yourself, from an ugly duckling to the white swan. Afraid to wear low-cut tops? Afraid to wear miniskirts? No problem, let us teach you how to change into an S-figure, to cultivate you into a charming collection, transform you into an perfect woman. This is not a legend, all of the magic is at ? http://t.cn/a36Rmb http://t.cn/a3ExkL.

The post is a promotion for an upcoming TV program which aims to make over female contestants. However, netizens have been quick to point out that the show is merely a parade of scantily-dressed women for TV viewers to ogle.

Reactions from netizens have been mixed. Many men said they would be keen to watch such a show, while others felt the women are demeaning themselves for the sake of being in the spotlight. Judge for yourself from the photos below:

China's new makeover show

China's new makeover show

Is the show degrading women?

China's new makeover show

China's new makeover show

A parade of scantily-dressed women for TV viewers to ogle

A parade of scantily-dressed women for TV viewers to ogle

Does the show demean women?

A parade of scantily-dressed women for TV viewers to ogle

A parade of scantily-dressed women for TV viewers to ogle

A parade of scantily-dressed women for TV viewers to ogle

Women showing off their cleavages

China's new beauty makeover show

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