1st April 2023 – (Beijing) Recently, a video has gone viral in China showing a group of women, publicly humiliating an alleged mistress. In the video, several women stormed into a clothing store and surrounded the accused woman, who they claimed was the mistress of the husband of one of the women. The women then forcibly removed the alleged mistress’s clothes, leaving her half-naked. Despite her desperate pleas for mercy, the women continued to humiliate her by cutting off her long hair with scissors. Finally, they dragged her onto the street and exposed her upper body, subjecting her to public ridicule.
The incident has sparked widespread outrage and condemnation from netizens, who have criticised the women’s actions as unlawful and immoral. Many have called for the authorities to investigate the matter and hold the women accountable for their actions. Under Chinese law, anyone who publicly humiliates or defames another person with violence or other means could face a prison sentence of up to three years, a fine, or other forms of punishment.
In recent years, there has been a growing trend of women taking matters into their own hands and publicly shaming alleged mistresses, often with the help of social media platforms. While some have praised these actions as a way of protecting traditional family values, others have condemned them as a form of vigilante justice that violates the principles of due process and the rule of law.