Brickbat: What Did You Expect, Dressed Like That?


Video showed police in Suzhou, China, detaining a woman for wearing a Japanese kimono in public. "If you came here wearing Hanfu (a traditional Chinese dress), I wouldn't say this," an officer said. "But you are wearing a kimono, as a Chinese. You are a Chinese! Are you?" When she asked what law she had broken, an officer accused her of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble." The woman, who wasn't identified, was reportedly cosplaying as a manga character. She said the police held her for about five hours, searched her phone, and took her kimono.