Ever been annoyed at people who park their cars with almost no consideration to their surroundings? You’re not alone. A white BMW sedan was spray-painted with insults on May 2 after it was spotted by passersby taking up two spaces in a residential parking lot in Beijing.
The words read “stupid c***, you don’t know how to park.” The same words were also sprayed on a nearby Mercedes, in a move which has been seen as a protest against China’s wealthy upper-middle class and their well-known inconsiderate antics. Netizens have shown both support and objection to the defacing of the car, with one asking, “Would this have happened if it was not a BMW? Stop hating rich people!” and another rebuking, “They deserve it.”
Although a blatant disregard for traffic regulations is well documented across China, do you think that this is a discriminate attack against rich people, or is the graffiti justified? Needless to say, a trip to the carwash is surely in order, and our BMW-driving friend can get all that PM 2.5 residue and whatever else scrubbed off his/her car as well.
Source: Beijing Evening News
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While I sympathise with the sentiments of the person who spray-painted, it is the beginning of the end. I have always admired China for their respect for property. In the West graffiti and scratching paint jobs is endemic. I HATE it. You cannot keep anything nice, and so there is no incentive to own a nice vehicle.
May 14, 2013 17:34 Report Abuse
Drivers here are such arseholes. Some rich d-bag almost backed over me on my bicycle the other day, with onlookers shouting and trying to stop him. I threw my bike out of the way, and banged on his driver's side window. I yelled at him and he just waved and gave a stupid smirk! If I saw that guy again I'd do worse to his precious Porsche Cayenne....
May 09, 2013 10:25 Report Abuse