Latest Newsletter🍵 AAPI restaurants lost $7.4 billionRead


Apples Kissed By Pretty Chinese Flight Attendants Are Selling Online For Up to $20 Each

    Asian America Daily - in under 5 minutes

    Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories, to your inbox daily, for free!

    Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive

    If you’ve ever wanted to a kiss from a beautiful Chinese flight attendant, you can buy one — albeit on an apple — online.

    According to the People’s Daily Online (via the Daily Mail), apples advertised as being kissed by female flight attendants are being sold on Tabobao, China’s Ebay equivalent.

    The listings for the smooched fruit contain pictures of flight attendants, many of which are purportedly trainees from southwest China’s Sichuan Southwest Vocational College of Civil Aviation, kissing and posing with the apples.

    The prices for the apples range from 9.9 yuan ($1.53) to 129.9 yuan ($20.02). One listing reportedly claimed their apples had been kissed by 500 flight attendants.

    One of the main sellers of the apples who uses online name Meng Ling told the Daily Mail: “We are the Sichuan Southwest Vocational College of Civil Aviation’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship team. The income from this ‘air hostess kiss’ campaign will be used to set up an University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurial fund to help more students realise their career dreams. Another portion of the income will be donated to an old people’s home.”

    This isn’t the first time Chinese flight attendants have been the subject of strange news headlines. Kunming Airlines apologized after pictures of flight attendants being forced into overhead bins as part of hazing rituals went public in October.

    Chengdu East Star Airlines Travel College and Sichuan Southwest Vocational College of Civil Aviation also made headlines for training their flight attendants in martial arts.

    Support our Journalism with a Contribution

    Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

    Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

    However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

    We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way.  Thank you for everyone's support. We love you all and can't appreciate you guys enough.

    Support NextShark

    Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, Paypal