Couple sue over Shanghai metro snog vid

Caught on camera, exposed on YouTube

A rather hacked-off Chinese couple is suing the operator of the Shanghai metro after CCTV footage of them indulging in some light snogging was uploaded onto YouTube:

The vid, shot in September, became an instant hit last week after popping up on the web. China Daily explains: "A mocking voice can be heard in the background of the video. It has extremely embarrassed the couple."

The unnamed male participant in the unabashed tonguefest told the paper: "Now every time I walk into a metro station I feel uncomfortable."

So uncomfortable in fact that he confirmed he and his squeeze had hired a lawyer to seek redress from the Shanghai Metro Operation Co Ltd in the interests "of all passengers travelling on metro trains in Shanghai".

The company said it was investigating, Reuters reports, and had promised to mete out "severe punishment" if employees were "found to have misused the video". ®

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