A man dresses as his dead sister to help his grieving mum

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Luglio 19, 2017

BBC are reporting on a video that is being widely shared on Chinese social media about a man from Guilin in the Guangxi region, which is in the south of the country near the Vietnamese border.

A video of a man who chose to dress as a woman for 20 years to help his mentally-ill mother cope with the death of his sister has gone viral in China.

In the video he says that she immediately improved once he started to dress as his sibling, believing her daughter was still alive.

"I've basically been living as a woman ever since. When my other daughter died she became my daughter".

"She was so happy, so I kept doing it", he said.

He added that he was not concerned about society and what people think, and said that he is happy because his mother is happy. "Why would I be afraid of people laughing at me?" he tells Pear Video.

After the video was posted on Weibo, some praised the man, saying they were moved by the son's behavior which was "truly filial". He is also sporting long hair to look like a woman.

While some viewers praised the doting son for his respect, others were critical, suggesting he had been controlled by his mother.

But other users were less supportive: A user commented saying, the "mother has been successful in controlling her son" and another asks "is this filial piety or is he looking for an excuse to be a transvestite?".

Filial piety was one of the main criteria for the selection of officials as early as the Han Dynasty (from 206 BC to AD 220).

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