The larger the breasts, the bigger the discount â€• thatâ€™s the controversial promotion a restaurant in Zhejiang province,Â China, offered this month.Â The eatery, called Trendy Shrimp, prompted furore for its provocative price-cuts, which an incensed local calledâ€œdiscriminatoryâ€ and â€œvulgar.â€
Trendy Shrimp, which is located in a mall in the city of Hangzhou, advertised the unusual discount in a poster placed outside the restaurant on July 31, the Qianjing Evening Post reported.
â€œThe whole city is looking for BREASTS,â€ reads the placard,Â which features an accompanying image of animated female characters with varying breast sizes and a table showing how much of a price cut a woman would get based on her bra size.
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According to the poster, women of all bra sizes would get some kind of discount at the eatery â€” though the percentage varied significantly. Women who wear A-cup bras would get a 5 percent discount, while G-cup wearers would get a 65 percent discount. (In China, discounts are expressed differently than in the U.S. The lower the number, the better the deal.)
The poster was removed within a few days following a public backlash, said Lan Shenggang, the restaurantâ€™s general manager.
Lan, however, defended the offer, insisting that customers had responded positively to it.Â â€œOnce the promotion started, customer numbers rose by about 20 percent,â€ he said, according to the BBC.
â€œSome of the girls we met were very proud â€• they had nothing to hide,â€ he said.
Earlier this week, HuffPost reported that another restaurant had come under fire for what some people called discriminatory pricing â€• though for a very different reason. Handsome Her cafe in Australia introduced a voluntaryÂ 18 percent â€œgender pay gapâ€ tax on male customers in an effort to raise awareness about wage inequality.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.