A nursing home in Taiwan has been forced to apologise for hiring a half-naked stripper to perform for pensioners in wheelchairs during a harvest festival party in the country.
The Taoyuan Veterans Home, a state-run facility in Taoyuan City for retired army personnel, paid for the dancer to entertain at least 12 wheelchair-bound seniors.
Footage shows the stripper, who is wearing sparkly red and black lingerie with high heels, thrusting her breasts into a pensioner’s face whilst shaking her bottom.
The elderly resident, enjoying the turn of events on what would have been an ordinary Wednesday afternoon playing bingo, is seen touching the woman’s breasts.
The stripper was also seen spreading her legs as she lap-danced in front of the group of pensioners and members of staff, who clapped along to the beat of the music.
After the video went viral on the internet, the nursing home faced backlash from online users who say the situation is ridiculous and inappropriate.
In the apology, staff at the care home said they wanted to lift the spirits of the infirm residents as the two previous Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations had been cancelled due to the pandemic.
The spokesman added: ‘The intention of the event was to entertain residents and make them happy. We are very sorry for the offence that was caused.’