OK, not to sound morbid or anything but what better way to make the deceased happy than with a little striptease? In Taiwan, people “appease the wandering spirits” by having strippers perform pole dances and strip teases at the religious festivals held in honor of those who have passed away. Apparently, this practice is nothing new or outrageous in Taiwan. The only difference now from back then is that actual full stripping is illegal due to the laws enacted against full nudity in the 1980′s.
Of course, the topic of funeral strippers is controversial. The middle and upper class men in Taiwan have complained that continuing this practice will harm public morality. However, those in the industry see themselves as talented performers who are hired to lighten the mood at these events.