China’s nouveau riche are often accused of vulgar displays of wealth and crass and inconsiderate behavior towards fellow citizens.
Well, the reputation of the so-called tuhao has taken another knock following an incident in Shanghai last weekend.
According to video clips and photos being circulated in online forums, a wealthy Chinese groom used a helicopter to pick up his bride from a busy street in China’s financial capital on Sunday.
Landing the chopper on a public road in Pudong district, which is home to many financial institutions, the stunt caused traffic chaos for over an hour in the area, media reports noted.
As the helicopter was parked in the middle of Nanyuan Road, cars in the neighborhood were forced to stop and wait until the groom took off again with his would-be-wife.
Police officers had to be called in to the area to maintain order.
As word got around of the wedding stunt, netizens lashed out at the groom, who is believed to be the son of a business tycoon.
The family may be rich, but does that give them the right to block a public road and inconvenience others, commentators said.
People noted that the “tuhao” have a lot of money but no culture or good taste.
According to mainland media, the helicopter was rented from a commercial aviation service provider and was used by the groom to pick up his bride so that they can go together to the wedding venue.
Following the incident, several netizens called on the Shanghai municipal government to curb such private air charters.
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