Tuesday, March 4, 2008

global pandemic: dooced in shanghai

Shanghai's Metro Authority has fired a female employee for uploading a security camera video of a couple kissing on a platform, and posting it on Youtube.

The video, imaginatively titled "Shanghai Metro Line Staff Secretly Tape Lovers Kissing Goodbye", includes audio of metro employees watching the hook-up through security cameras and making lewd comments. (Translations of audio: "They're getting so hot and heavy", "Better go get a room","I'm getting turned on", "I want some actions, too.") Their vigilance is commended by our local MTA which urges transit workers: If you see something, say something.

4 comments:

Auntie Christ said...

Without sounding racist, I like how he seems to be yelling everything at her in the beginning. I was friendly with a security guard at one place and he showed me the elevator tape of a couple of women I worked with making out in the lift one time. One was a lipstick lesbian, and all the guys had been trying to date her. Priceless.

The person who uploaded this fails to realize that she owned nothing whilst at work. Not the tape, not her labors, not her ideas.

dearjanesample said...

All I can say is that they did a really good job of "following" the action.
I mean a bloody real crime could have been committed during this time, but the camera was doing close-ups of a couple kissing for 2 minutes. THAT is probably why she got fired, because she put the company in danger of being sued or whatever it is they do the companies in China for fucking up big time.

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

Great story, Auntie. Lipstick lesbian--new one on me.

@Jane-I was struck by the security guard's camera work, too. btw, the couple is suing Shanghai Metro for violation of privacy. The posting got 15,000 hits in 2 days.

joker said...

ANd on a different note.... wow they kiss bad. I'm glad they were made for each other but they look like two dyslexic monkey eating banana pudding off each others mouths... blech.....