Chinese Parents Sell Kids To Fund Gaming Habits

vansau

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Chinese Parents Sell Kids To Fund Gaming Habits



No, you read that right.

Just when you thought stories of <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.288761-Teen-Sells-Kidney-for-iPad-2?page=1>stupid people doing incredibly stupid things for technology couldn't get any more insane, China has produced another winner: Two young parents were recently revealed as having sold all three (three!) of their children so they could play online videogames at internet cafes.

According to Sanxiang City News, the parents are Li Lin and Li Juan and are both under the age of 21. The first sale occurred in 2009, when they sold their second child, a baby girl. The girl went for under $500, but their first child (this time a boy) was sold soon after for $4,600. Then, the couple sold their youngest child, also a boy, for another $4,600.

It wasn't until Li Juan's mother found out what was going on that she wound up reporting the two young people to the authorities. The couple is apparently claiming they didn't know what they were doing was illegal. Not only that, but when they were asked if they missed their children, this was their response:

"We don't want to raise them, we just want to sell them for some money," they said.

Stating that you didn't know it was illegal to sell your child is pretty ludicrous. If Li Lin and Li Juan aren't sure about whether they're completely worthless human beings, I'll be happy to give them the answer.

Source: <a href=http://abcnewsradioonline.com/world-news/chinese-couple-sells-all-three-kids-to-play-online-games.html>ABC via <a href=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-07-25-chinese-couple-sells-kids-to-play-games>Eurogamer

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Charli

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Urgh...oh dear, my brain. There is not enough time in the day to proclaim my exasperation with the world. I'm going to quit here.
 

Korten12

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This... I don't even know what to say but...

[HEADING=1]Wow... WTF[/HEADING]

I mean really, how could they do something like that?
 

Redratson

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I..............I.....but.....ho-...............umm............okay...errrr...Yeah Im sorry no words can describe how much I want to facepalm myself, them, and other things.
 

godfist88

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"We don't want to raise them, we just want to sell them for some money," they said.

wow, they aren't even trying to act remorseful, they're just flat out terrible people and they know it.
 

figday

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umm, mind you that not all asians are like that. if we were, i'd shoot myself in the head before i even think about doing stupid stuff like that.

OT : those guys are fucked up. not to mention 3 children and they're still under 21 o_O
 

pppppppppppppppppp

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If they like videogames that much, I have a good punishment for them:

Stay in prison until they beat I Wanna Be the Guy on Impossible!

 

Dango

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Wouldn't it be cheaper not to have kids in the first place so they wouldn't have to cover medical costs and everything else that has to do with having a child?
 

spartan231490

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Do you know how many people try to sell their kids a year. i don't know, but I've heard of at least one case where someone put their child on Ebay, and several cases where people put their kids on Craig's List and try to sell them. This has nothing to do with video games, and everything to do with poor parenting.
 

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Could you imagine finding out that your parents sold you to play video games? That is up there with, "you were born with both parts..."
 

War Penguin

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Fappy said:
Could you imagine finding out that your parents sold you to play video games? That is up there with, "you were born with both parts..."
No, at least with the "both parts" scenario, you would have the satisfaction that you had loving parents by your side no matter what [small](or at least I assume)[/small]. This... This is just horrifying.
 

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Wait, what were they sold to?
Yakuza or another gang likely. Don't know about the boys so much, but once she grows up, the girls probably got a bright future in underage prostitution ahead of her now.
 

Athol

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KoDOmega said:
... *takes a sledgehammer to his forehead until all the stupid goes away*
No, no NO! You're doing it wrong. You're suppoded to apply the sledgehammer to thier heads.
 

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Nice work, kids! GENIUS.

Says something about asian culture when a baby girl goes for less than 1/9 the price of a baby boy.

Anyone who opines that the west is morally bankrupt just saw their investments in asian culture vanish before their eyes.

Theres awful people everywhere