A seafood restaurant in China received several complaints from residents after it advertised a promotion offering discounts to women based on their bra sizes.
Trendy Shrimp located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang offered discounts for its female patrons based on their bra sizes.
According to a report, A cup bra gives the customer a five percent discount; a woman with a B can have 15 percent discount; a C cup earned a 25 percent discount; and so on.
The said restaurant also posted the promotion with an illustration of a series of cartoon women with a caption reading “The whole city is looking for BREASTS.”
One of the complainants said the posters were “vulgar advertising” and “discriminatory towards women”.
Meanwhile, the restaurant said the promotion gave them a customer boost by about 20%. General Manager Lan Shenggang said, “some of the girls we met were very proud and they had nothing to hide.”
In addition, he said female customers can redeem the discount with a female server “to avoid embarrassment.”
Complainants brought the matter to the mayor’s office, asking for the removal of the advertising materials.
Afterwards, the main office of the restaurant directed the branch to discontinue promotion.
Meanwhile, reports say this is not the first time Chinese establishments offered perks to customers based on appearance.
In 2015, a restaurant in China’s Henan province offered free meals to “beautiful clients” judged by the staff of a plastic surgery clinic.