If the term ‘offensive’ was to be pictorially represented, most people would instantly point at this picture. In a move tagged controversial by some and sexist by others, a hot-pot restaurant in China is offering heavy discounts to their female customers who show up wearing skimpy skirts, reports Sina News.
Customers whose hems are measured to be 33 centimeters (12 inches) above the knee are offered a whopping 90% discount on their food. Women wearing skirts revealing a modest 8 centimeters (3 inches) are only given 20% off their meals.
A spokesman for the restaurant said: "We wanted to do a promotion on our hot-pot and we came up with this. Girls like showing off their legs anyway, and now they can get more than just admiring glances from passersby - they can get cheap food too."
Dream Job: A guy measures hemlines at the restaurant
This isn’t the first time a restaurant controversy has rocked China, in the past too, a restaurant offered a special deal in which women who achieved the highest beauty scores got a free meal. The level of beauty was judged by a panel of plastic surgeons. Another restaurant offered customers discounts or free meals depending on their weight. In the case of males, the greater their weight the greater the discount.
Although the restaurant is full to the brim with girls in short skirts and it may be benefiting because of all the PR that's coming their way, a lot of people feel the restaurant has fell 'short' of gaining their respect.
Picture Source: Sina News