Video Of Ghost-Like Chang'e Hanging On A Rope At Pre-School Horrifies The Internet

One month too late for a Hungry Ghost Festival performance. ;p

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A video showing Mid-Autumn Festival legend Chang'e hanging on a rope as if she is a ghost during a performance in a school in Vietnam has horrified many people online

In the short video on TikTok, local media shows a female figure tied to a rope travelling across the hall in the air in a kindergarten.

Hundreds of children are seen looking at the supposed Chang'e — the goddess of the moon — floating above lion dance performers and a person dressed in a rabbit costume, who is believed to be the Jade Rabbit.

The video ends with the dummy Chang'e being lowered down behind a stage, out of sight of most of the children.

The video garnered over 4.3 million views and 217,000 likes at the time of writing

The same video was also uploaded to a Malaysian Facebook page with a caption that reads, "'Chang'e flying to the moon' has become 'a female ghost floating in the air'! Don't scare the kids."

"On the 15th of the seventh month (in the Lunar calendar), people can use this stage to perform," a Facebook user said in jest, referring to the Hungry Ghost Festival that is observed one month before the Mid-Autumn Festival.

"It is strange to see the crowd so calm," a netizen said.

"Chang'e usually faces the moon and floats upward, while this female ghost floats from top to bottom, heading to hell," another person joked.

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The legend behind the goddess of the moon, Chang'e, tells the tale of a warrior who shot down nine suns and was rewarded with an elixir of life that would grant eternal youth

However, an evil man tried to steal the elixir on the 15th of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. His wife, Chang'e, was left with no choice but to drink the elixir to prevent it from falling into the man's hands.

She then ascended to heaven after drinking it. Legend has it that Chang'e decided to live on the moon so that she could be nearer to her husband as the moon was closer to the Earth than heaven.

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