Bizarre viral video shows a dozen women forced to slap each other across the face in ‘team building exercise’ at Chinese firm’s end-of-year gala
Employees at the factory in China were forced to assault each other because they had been ‘under-performing’ all year
The women, who all work for the Chinese company Nanchang Jinhuayuan Meiye, were made to punish each other in order to keep their jobs.
But to make the spectacle as humiliating as possible the face slapping took place on stage during their end-of-the-year gala.
With hundreds of their colleagues looking on, the dozen or so women from the sales department knelt on the stage and smacked each other across the face until their boss said they could stop.
Words written on the screen in the background read “Ruthless Team” – a mentality their firm was apparently trying to instill in them by meting out physical punishment.
An unnamed company spokesman tried to justify the incident by saying: “It was a show of team spirit.”
He added: “It happened during the opening of our year-end gala, and only once.
“Our team is strong,” he said.
The clip has been viewed some six million times on Chinese social media and generated thousands of comments, with some dubbing the scenes “employee abuse”.
It is unclear whether the police will investigate the case.