PUBLISHED : Friday, 03 May, 2013, 12:22pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 May, 2013, 11:39am

Poorly parked BMW in Beijing spray-painted with insults


Amy Li began her journalism career as a crime news reporter in Queens, New York, in 2004. She joined Reuters in Beijing in 2008 as a multimedia editor. Amy taught journalism at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu before joining SCMP in Hong Kong in 2012. She is now an online news editor for Amy can be reached at, or follow her on Twitter @AmyLiSCMP

If you drive a luxury car in Beijing, you should be careful how and where you park it.

A white BMW sedan that apparently occupied space of two neighbouring spots in a residential parking lot - a mistake or an intentional negligence - was spray-painted with graffiti and attacked on some social websites on Thursday, according to the Beijing Evening News

“Stupid f*, you can’t park,” the words were seen sprayed on one side of the car in black paint.

The same words were also sprayed on a Mercedez parked nearby, said the report.

"As much as I loathe bad parking, this is wrong," said a blogger on Weibo, where the photo went viral on Friday.

Others blamed the rich-hating mentality prevalent in China, where the gap between rich and poor has widened in recent years. 

"Would this have happened if it's not a BMW?"asked another: "Stop hating rich people!"

"They deserve it," chanted others.

Bad driving and parking is common in many Chinese cities, where a growing number of middle-class residents are buying cars and driving to work. 


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