A nursing home in Taiwan has issued an apology after a viral video showed a stripper performing for its residents.
The performance took place at the Taoyuan Veterans Home during a celebration for the Mid-Autumn Festival, as the New York Post reported.
An attendee recorded the incident where the woman was given a raunchy performance in front of the men in wheelchairs.
Another video portion showed the stripper giving a lapdance to one of the men. The 35-second video clip posted on Facebook by a user named Shakira Isabel quickly went viral and caused a backlash.
In response to the backlash, Taoyuan Veterans Home released a statement and apologized to the public for hiring the stripper.
Administrators said they hired the stripper for an event arranged for residents with “mobility issues” and canceled any future performances with the adult entertainment company.
“The intention of the event was to entertain residents and make them happy. We are very sorry for the offense that was caused.”
Despite the backlash, many people supported the nursing home, providing entertainment for the men.
There better be strippers at my nursing home when I’m forced to move into one https://t.co/gE2jmGyoOm
— broke & woke bro (@DueIingCitizen) September 14, 2022
If my children won’t take care of them in my old age maybe they’ll at least put me in the stripper nursing home https://t.co/LMlGaImIQE
— GoudaSteak (@gouda_steak) September 14, 2022
But still- very funny- but would you really look for the nursing home that brought the strippers in for dad/mom? Idk- hard question. But not sure that translates to good care for my parents
— Titankansas (@titankansas) September 14, 2022
Other commentators stated that the nursing home didn’t need to apologize for hiring the stripper.
“Well, I know how to do it. Grandpa said it would have been better if he was open-minded. 畢竟The less things that age can open your heart”
it’s so weird to infantalize or project onto elders. i’ve seen so many videos of strippers performing for nursing homes who love it, try to mimic the moves, and have so much fun talking to and admiring the dancers. it’s like any other act!
— the introverted hater (@violentlyepic) September 14, 2022
That nursing home should be sorry. Look how many guys are there and they only hired 1 stripper? WTF?
— Starchy (@starchy77) September 14, 2022