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A Taiwanese veteran’s home has come under fire for hosting a controversial mid-autumn festival.
According to the Taoyuan Veterans Home, VAC, Executive Yuan’s page, they are a government-run organization.
Some of the residents, including retired army officers and soldiers who meet other specific requirements, are paid by the government.
What the video showed
A viral video of a woman dressed in lingerie, heels and a mask begins with her sitting on the floor in front of an audience of men in wheelchairs and her legs spread in the air.
No fewer than 12 residents were present during the performance.
She later clings to the sides of one of the men’s wheelchairs and brings her chest close to his face.
Then she holds the man’s wrist and guides his hand to her breasts. He obeys, and his other hand follows.
The video ends with the woman making a body wave as she guides the man’s hand down from her neck to touch her chest, stomach and crotch.
The 35-second clip, posted to a Facebook group on Sept. 9, has racked up more than 6,500 shares and 9,200 comments in about 27 hours.
There were at least two other people recording the performance on their phones.
After the clip went viral, the Veterans’ Home was criticized for its controversial display.
They have since told the Taiwanese news outlet Liberty Times Net that they are “deeply sorry” for what happened.
The clip was apparently shot on September 7 and was an event especially organized for residents with mobility issues.
During the 15-minute performance, the dancer became “overzealous” because she wanted her audience to “feel”. [her] enthusiasm and energy” by getting close to them.
They added that they are “very sorry” and will be “more careful” about the events they hold in the future.
Top screenshots of Shäkirä Isäbël via Facebook