China's Most Embarrassing Childhood Photo Trend Goes Viral On Weibo [PHOTOS]

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on September 04 2013 12:02 PM

Chinese netizens are challenging the western Awkward Family Photo blog with some of their own, and it is a close call. A new trend on China’s most popular social media platform, Weibo, has users posting embarrassing and hilarious photos from their childhood for the world to see.

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Many of the photos that have gone viral are especially funny because of their distinctly Chinese flair; for example many of the children are decked out in full, ornate emperor or empress garb. Others, however, are just plain funny and bizarre.

The photo trend, tagged with a phrase that loosely translates to English as “showing off embarrassing photos from childhood”, has set Weibo alight, and even managed to get the attention of state-run news source Xinhua. Turns out growing up anywhere in the world was embarrassing.

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