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Translation - English Man suspecting girlfriend of cosmetic surgery throws flowers in her face, threatens: “you change your face, and I’ll change girlfriends”
Man suspects girlfriend of having cosmetic surgery; threatens break-up.
Celebrity cosmetic surgery has as always been an exciting topic amongst netizens. In fact, it’s not just showbiz – nowadays, cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more accepted by beauty-lovers. Eyelid cutting, eye-enlargements, nose-jobs and other microsurgeries are now nothing particularly out of the ordinary. But when it comes to the looks-focused creatures that are men, sure, they like attractive women, but beauty that is ‘processed’ is definitely not something that everyone finds palatable.
On the afternoon of 19 October at Shenzhen airport, a man waited, with a bunch of roses, for his girlfriend who was getting off a plane. The reunion was long awaited. But after having not seen her for three months, he was alarmed at the changes in his girlfriend’s appearance. He was suspicious that his girlfriend had had cosmetic surgery. In his anger, he threw the flowers at her face, breaking up with her on the spot, and said, “You change your face? I’ll change girlfriends!” He left in a huff, completely ignoring his girlfriend’s explanations.
The scene was photographed by onlookers and uploaded on to the Internet, triggering heated online debate. Breaking up for cosmetic surgery; changing your girlfriend if she changes her face… Netizens had differing points of view on this. Some said that males, on one hand, could only wish for such angelic beauty in their own girlfriends, but on the other hand, would also turn their noses up at such ‘perfect’ good looks. It exposed the existence of a destructive phenomenon in male society.
Plenty of male netizens said that after agreeing on it with them beforehand, it was acceptable and understandable for their girlfriends to have cosmetic surgery, but the bottom line was that less is more. A full-scale assault on the face was absolutely not okay. An even bigger proportion of the male online community said they would never accept their girlfriends having cosmetic surgery, and were particularly concerned that their girlfriends had realistic-looking faces. At the same time, there were also those who expressed sympathy for the girlfriend, saying the boyfriend was too quick to jump to conclusions and saying that the girlfriend’s changed features did not necessarily mean she had had cosmetic surgery.
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