Since December 14, Weibo users have been dumbfounded by the tide of teenage moms flaunting their hot pictures with their young kids in a Weibo competition called #Hot Mom Contest#. The hashtag quickly shot to the top of Weibo’s hot topic list as the number of people taking part skyrocketed to a whopping 1,368,000 within a mere four days and still counting.
The hashtag #Hot Mon Contest# was initiated by Weibo user @一只学霸 who promised a Polaroid to the top winner. All one had to do to take part is to post the hashtag along with photos of the “hot moms” of their choice and a few words of description.
The instant popularity of the hashtag alone is eye-grabbing. However, the pictures people posted were even more so. Post-90s girls were leading the contest with their glamorous selfies taken with toddlers and in many cases, young children, which they claimed to be their own. The youngest of the girls was born in 1999, according to her Weibo post. The 14-years-old young mom had no qualm showcasing herself and her bottle-feeding baby online for the world to see.
The Chinese were shocked by some of the teenage moms’ low threshold of self-esteem as they blatantly declared online that their baby has no Hukou (a hukou is a record in the system of household registration required by law in the People's Republic of China) as they have not married. In other words, the young girls are publicly pronouncing their children as bastards. In fact, it is against the Chinese law for girls to give birth to babies before they reach the legally marriageable age.
Moreover, some post-90s boys joined in the fest and called themselves “hot dads”, not realizing that according to the Chinese law, it is a criminal offence to have sexual relationship with girls under 14 years of age regardless of whether it was against the girl’s will or not.
However, the authenticity of these teenage “hot moms” and “hot dads” could not be verified. As more and more Weibo users voiced their suspicion and criticism, some of the teenagers retracted their statements and deleted their posts. A girl who claimed to be a post-96 “hot mom” revised the info of her account, which now says, “High school student. Not married, no children. The photos were purely for entertainment, don’t take it seriously.”
In this post, the young mom who claims to be born in 1995, admitted that she got married early because of her Muslim background. "I and my husband met in junior middle school. The two of us are living proof that the love between two 14-year-olds can also go a long way." Photo: weibo.com
Some young people, instead of claiming to be “hot moms” themselves, decided to go the other way and post pictures of their own mothers, who judging from their photos, may have been teenage moms themselves when they were young. In many cases, the mother and daughter duo looks more like sisters.
The hashtag even attracted the attention of Canadian-born Hong Kong actress Christy Chung, who posted two photos of her and her youngest daughter Cayla on December 16. “Cayla, do you think you and mom are hot enough?” the 48-year-old actress asked.
Stunned by Chung’s long legs in this pool-side photo, many Weibo users jokingly declared, “Competition is over. Now we have a winner!” Photo: weibo.com
More pictures from the #Hot Mom Contest#.
Pole dancer mom and taequanto mom. Photo: weibo.com
Cosplayers joined in the fun, too... Photo: weibo.com