Dancing grannies are middle-aged and older women in China who love singing and dancing. However, their passion is becoming a problem for the locals. Read to find out this interesting anecdote.
All about the new Chinese gang: Dancing grannies
Women gather together in groups during the early morning or late afternoon in parks and other sporting grounds. However, it is not for Tai-chi, walking, or bingo. These women love to play loud music and dance to celebrate their ‘cultural revolution’. Unfortunately, the locals are complaining about the loud music. However, they’re sticking to complaining about the gangs online and offline. They are not ready to confront them because they’re too scared.
However, the dancing grannies claim that this is a popular, harmless, and fun way of socializing for them. Most of them live alone in bigger cities and are ultimately lonely. They usually shop, eat or cook together and keep the company in various activities to strengthen their bonds. Moreover, according to the Chinese state media, call it is a “positive and effective way to reduce the medical and financial burden. Aswell as increase the life quality of older people”.
Here’s what the locals think
The locals like the idea behind it. However, they are complaining that the square dancing ruins their peace. More so in heavily populated parts of the country. And, several locals believe that they are getting out of control. Some grannies have been spotted fighting with youngsters in basketball and football fields claiming it as a space for them to dance.
“Most of them are the products of the Red Guard era, they don’t respect society or the environment,” said a resident of Guiyang. “Square dancing is a problem left over from history. Many elderly people feel that the whole of China is built by their generation. They have the absolute voice and status. We young people have done nothing, and of course are not qualified to question them,” he added.
One local came up with a tech solution. They made a remote device that can supposedly disable speakers from 50 meters away. “Downstairs is finally quiet. For two days the grannies thought their speaker is not working!,” said a local on Taobao, China’s eBay. Readers call the product a tool of social justice and to become the ‘boss of the neighborhood’.
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