I’m not sure if this is NSFW or not. I mean sure, they are clearly flopping around a fake orifice on the screen, but they really think that it’s a mushroom. Somebody should have tasted it!
Seriously… I’m pretty sure that if any of them had ever seen a vagina before, they would have been pretty sure about what it was that they were holding. It is actually hard to believe that this is not some big hoax, but it turns out that the news agency is now hugely embarrassed over the whole matter.
One Youtube comm enter summed it up perfectly by saying that is makes total sense that the Chinese people didn’t recognize it as a vagina. It didn’t it wasn’t covered by a block of blurry pixels!
From the uploader: I translated the video myself and added it in using FCP. It is as accurate as I can understand from it. Besides the obscure name of the villages, it is mostly accurate. Downloaded the video from Tudou.
Xi’an Up Close 《西安零距离》, an investigative journalism programme which airs on Xi’an TV, has become a national laughing stock after airing a report on June 17 on a “mystery mushroom” which was discovered by villagers in a rural part of the city.