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Jun 17, 2013

Hairy Stockings: China’s Social Media Craze Du Jour [WTFoto]

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Japan isn’t the only Asian nation with a bit of strange. An image going viral on Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter) is giving the latest Japanese trend of eyeball-licking a run for its Yen.

The image shows a pair of legs (the gender of the wearer is unclear, but we’re guessing it’s a gal) wearing a full coat of thick Uncle Pauly body hair from thigh to ankle. At the bottom of each hairy trunk? Two non-hairy feet.

Basically, these are “hairy stockings,” and are less a fashion statement and more “pervert protection.”

“Super sexy, summertime anti-pervert full-leg-of-hair stockings, essential for all young girls going out,” says the caption with the image, according to a translation offered by China trend watcher ChinaSMACK.

The response has so far been mixed. There are a lot of short “disgusting!” comments, along with several cute vomiting emoticons under the post.

One commenter deserves a shout-out for accurately summarizing what I believe to be the most obvious concern here:

“This will not only prevent against perverts, it’ll definitely also result in preventing handsome guys from approaching you. When things go to the extreme, they can only go the opposite direction!!!”

Bleaauughhh.

Sound off on this strange “hairy stockings” social media trend. Gross? Clever? What say you?


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