Beijing: Two models, hosting a late-night weather
forecast programme on a Chinese television show, have been forced
to cover themselves up after they drew sharp reactions from
viewers for being bikini-clad.
The Guangdong TV was trying to promote its bikini contest to be
held after the ongoing Euro 2012 football championship, Shanghai
On Saturday, when two young women contestants of the bikini
competition, to be organised by Guangdong TV, came in their skimpy
swimsuits to present the weather forecast, it invited immediate
Some viewers in Guangdong province, who had tuned in to watch the
Euro 2012 soccer tournament but instead came across the girls
telling about weather conditions at the stadiums, said they were
"dressed too sexy".
The Europa Weather Forecast, a minute-long programme, is being
screened at 11.15 p.m. everyday since last Saturday.
"What a low-taste show," said one of the microbloggers. "There's
nothing wrong with wearing bikinis, but not in a TV programme
available to everyone, including children."
Some viewers, however, welcomed the programme, praising it as
"Of course I strongly support the TV station for presenting such
an unprecedented programme to entertain us," a viewer commented on
Weibo. "It would be better if they chose some better looking