Shanghai under lockdown
You have to hang your pockets to get the necessities.
‘Luxury shopping bag’ on the doorknob of some wealthy people
Some wealthy people hang luxury shopping bags on doorknobs in Shanghai, China, where lockdown has been imposed. / photo = SCMP
While the Chinese government has imposed a lockdown in Shanghai to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), some residents are putting up shopping bags of various luxury brands on their door knobs.
Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on the 21st that some residents of Shanghai are hanging luxury shopping bags on doorknobs to show off their wealth and status amid the lockdown caused by Corona 19.
In the published photos, shopping bags with logos of various luxury brands such as ‘Gucci’, ‘Chanel’, ‘Louis Vuitton’, and ‘Burberry’ are hanging on the doorknob.
Residents of quarantine in Shanghai, who have not been able to leave their homes since last month, are required to hang pockets on their front door to receive daily necessities such as hygiene products and food in accordance with the authorities’ policy. It is reported that some wealthy residents have started hanging luxury shopping bags.
SCMP reported that such behavior is controversial on Chinese social networking services (SNS). It is said that it is inappropriate to show off so-called ‘money brag’ at a time when a population of about 26 million is suffering from COVID-19 and city blockades.
Netizens showed reactions such as “arrogance against socialism”, “would you like to brag about money in the midst of this”, and “bragging about money that cannot be stopped despite the city lockdown”. Another netizen said, “The life of Shanghai residents has been proven once again by running to buy coffee when the quarantine is temporarily lifted, and holding a wine glass while standing in line for a Corona 19 test.”
Hong Min-seong, reporter at Hankyung.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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