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Looks Can Kill: Foreign Model Menace Over

An interesting model of policing in China

05·14·2014

Looks Can Kill: Foreign Model Menace Over

An interesting model of policing in China

05·14·2014

The good citizens of Beijing can rest at ease now that the foreign model scourge has been lifted from the mean streets of Sanlitun. These crafty vixens are what the Chinese refer to as 狐狸精 (húlíjīng, fox demons), they appear to be beautiful women, perfectly proportioned in every way, but in fact they are she-devils that lure men into their lair and then drink their blood. The daring, intrepid law enforcement officials of this modern metropolis brilliantly executed an ingenious plan to capture these fox demons as Fashionista reports:

“Police set up a fake casting at Chinese agency M3 in order to find models who were working illegally. Those who showed up were taken into custody and had their passports and cell phones confiscated. At the time of reporting, four models were arrested and about another 60 were in custody; most will probably be deported. The models who have been arrested have not been given a release date; our source says the earliest reported date is May 23.”

Whew, what a relief! It’s good to know that law abiding citizens are being protected from these rapacious harpies. Who knows what would have happened if this chaos had been allowed to continue: rogue fashion shows, models showing up at club openings without proper paperwork, or worst of all, leggy ninjas lurking in the dark corners Sanlitun ready to pounce on the next unsuspecting reveler. Now that this top priority mission has been accomplished, the police can set their sites on the lesser threats such as knife wielding terrorists, gun smugglers, child kidnappers, rapists, and serial killers.

It appears that Guangzhou is also ridding the city of this menace to society, according to Fashion Times:

“Additionally, in Guangzhou, police apprehended a number of models, who then cooperated with officials by disclosing addresses of model apartments. Models have reportedly advised others not to answer their phones, not to answer their doors to strangers and to keep their lights off at night. Models have also been advised to hide their portfolios and comp cards.”

Just when they thought it was safe to prowl the streets, Fashion Times adds, “Foreigners that look like models are also being stopped and asked to show work papers.” So you handsome and pretty scoundrels, watch out, we’ve spotted your ruse, you can’t trick us any more!

Of course, the real victims of this whole catastrophe are the angelic modeling agencies who were coerced by the fox demons to let them come to China on tourist visas rather than going the annoyingly legal route of paying for that pesky entertainment visa that takes a whole two months to process.