THE WORLDPOST
02/13/2014 01:05 pm ET Updated Feb 13, 2014

'Have You Got Married Yet?': Chinese Marriage Ad Causes Outrage On Weibo

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A controversial commercial for a Chinese marriage website aired during the Spring Festival was bombarded by the Weibo users as soon as the seven-day holiday was over to the point that an online campaign was staged to boycott the website altogether.

The 29-second vignette to promote the offline outlets of the Chinese marriage website baihe.com which provides matchmaking services features the story of a young woman and her sick grandmother whose only wish is for the girl to get married. In order to satisfy the old woman’s dying wish, the girl went to the said shop where she was paired up with a man and got married. The ad ended with the line “Because of love, I wait no more.”

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