According to Malaysian Chinese newspaper Kwong Wah Yit Poh, the woman, whose name was not revealed, stood by the side of a busy road in the city on Monday and was holding a placard written with words “10 yuan (RM5) for a hug, to collect money for an iPhone 5,” the Star Online reported.
Her actions attracted curious onlookers and 10 minutes later, three people hugged her.
A man took a picture with her instead as he felt too shy to give her a hug, the paper said.
The incident became a hot topic among Netizens on social networking site Weibo, with some branding her as “a materialistic girl who would sell herself for luxurious pleasure.”
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