ontroversy has erupted at a popular park in Beijing after a rather active grandpa collided hard with an unsuspecting girl while exercising.
In video from the capital’s Ditan (Temple of Earth) Park, the elderly man, who is purportedly quite the local celebrity, is seen impressively spinning around while attached by his shoes to a horizontal bar. Then, into the frame comes the little girl who is looking the other way…
The two smack heads sending the girl sprawling to the ground.
Staff at Ditan said that the girl was quickly sent to the hospital and that her life is not in danger. They also revealed that the girl’s parents had reported the incident to the police.
On Weibo, netizens have blasted the parents for going to the cops, charging that they themselves are really the ones to blame for this mess. “Parents are responsible for their children. It’s the grandpa that should be going to the police, not you,” reads one popular comment.
Other net users were more even-handed, declaring that each party was somewhat at fault for the accident. “It’s a public park, not the Bird’s Nest stadium,” one pointed out.