Beautiful Models to Be Banned from Shanghai Motor Show

You know how there’s only one thing at auto motor shows that can possibly make new cars look better than they already do. And we’re not thinking about being allowed to sit in new concept cars. No, we mean those beautiful, summarily dressed and jaw-dropping brunettes and blondes that will always smile to you when you’re asking anything about the car. Well, China now wants to ban these models.
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Wait, what?

Yes, according to recent reports this is actually taken into consideration by local authorities, who claim female models in revealing dresses steal the spotlight at car shows. Yang Xuelling, director of public relations for Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd., a Chinese auto maker, said on his microblog on Friday that he was informed by the organizing committee of the Shanghai Auto Show that “auto show models are to be banned this year.”

Why? “It is best to cancel the performances, in order to leave visitors enjoy a quiet exhibition”. As if the gorgeous ladies would scream “look new cars! look new cars!” or something, it would seem that Chinese authorities are really considering such non sense. It’s like you’d claim Christmas gifts need no wrap since they’re gifts anyway.

However, there could be hope, since Xinhua News Agency later received a statement from the organizing committee that said the proposed ban is not a final decision: “we are soliciting public opinion to improve the exhibition. We haven’t ruled out the possibility of banning auto show girls.”

No public reasons were offered, but Chinese reports claim the organizers are facing mounting security pressure, especially with this New Year’s Eve stampede at Shanghai’s historic riverfront walk leading to the death of 36 people.

After the tragedy, Beijing authorities hardened supervision on sales promotions in shops and supermarkets, while the Shanghai government announced that mass gatherings and activities will face stricter registration procedures and will be canceled if they violate safety rules.

But really China, why auto show models, why?

PS: since this year’s Shanghai Auto Show is scheduled to kick off on April 22, we hope they find a better way on improving safety and security measures.
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