It seems like this year, people in China are breaking a sweat everywhere, dancing the summer days away. Last week, we brought you a video of a Chinese boy dancing his way into a pair of pants without using his hands. Not to be out-shined on social media, Chinese grannies have been hitting the streets all over the nation, grooving to the beat of Chinese pop songs.
Much to their neighbors dismay, the early birds begin their routine at the crack of dawn. There has been quite the backlash against the grannies, however, as many young people feel that the grannies are disrupting their peaceful, tranquil mornings.
According to NBC News, some of the neighbors have been not so subtle about their feelings towards the dancing granny movement; there have been reported cases of the neighbors throwing water-bombs, and in one case, a large amount of poop at the grannies.
Though the grannies are aware of the young people’s complaints, they continue to wave their hands in the air, like they just don’t care.
The dancing grannies do not seem to see a problem with their dancing — which has now been nicknamed 广场舞, roughly translating to dancing in a square. They have even spoken up over the backlash. One particular granny told China Youth Daily,”We’ll keep the noise down, but people should be up and going to work by 8am…Why can’t young people just get up earlier?”
All over China, there is now an estimated number of one hundred million public dancers, and the numbers are continuing to grow.
Watch them in action below: