Outcry at mainland mother who let son defecate at Taiwan airport

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 January, 2013, 12:51pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 30 January, 2013, 1:27pm

A photo of a mainland toddler defecating in public at an airport in Taiwan has sparked anger and criticism from internet users in Taiwan and China.

The photograph, allegedly taken by a Taiwanese tour guide, was published first on Facebook and then on a Taiwanese news webite earlier this week.

It showed a toddler relieving himself on paper possibly prepared by her mother. A toilet was only a minute's walk away, said the report.

“There aren’t enough public toilets in China and the ones they do have are usually dirty,” commented a Taiwanese blogger, “This might explain mainlanders' poor hygiene habits.”

“This is  a typical mainland parent who spoils their children,'’ said a mainland netizen on China's twitter-like Sina Weibo.

"This is so embarassing, " said another mainland blogger.

A photo of a boy relieving himself on a subway train in Guangzhou last year stunned internet users and caused public outcry across China.