A Nanjing restaurant that promoted itself by encouraging customers to draw on scantily clad models has stirred controversy among diners.

The restaurant, which specializes in dishes cooked with fresh flowers, announced that people who ate more than 1,000 yuan ($129) per person in dishes would be allowed to draw roses on the bodies of three models, who wear only facial masks and underwear.

The restaurant owner admitted he did the promotion to attract more customers, but so far, only one diner has taken advantage of the “art experience”. Most diners said they were disgusted by the idea and would never visit the restaurant again even though they like the food there.


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