This is not the first time that the elderly forced the young to yield their seats. I do believe people should give up their seats to the old people because it is the morally right thing to do, but can they be forced or barbarically taken?
(Shanghaiist) Recently, an auntie on the Nanjing Metro believed quite firmly that one young man ought to give up his seat so that she could rest her relatively old bones. However, the guy thought otherwise, resulting in the auntie forcing a sort of "compromise."
A short video clip has gone viral on Chinese social media recently showing the auntie nonchalantly seated on the guy's lap. Meanwhile, other commuters appear to try to act as if this was a normal thing.
Online, the clip has sparked yet another round of condemnation against China's older generation, who are accused of using their age, rather than character, to justify getting whatever they desire. In addition, netizens have argued that the auntie could be accused of "molesting" the younger man.