A factory worker was caught on video last week taking a piss into a giant vat of beer at China’s Tsingtao Brewery. The video has since gotten tens of millions of views on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, and the company, one of the largest brewers in China, said it’s conducting an “investigation.”
Tsingtao released a statement to the public the day after the video emerged.
“Our company attaches high importance to the relevant video that emerged from Tsingtao Brewery No. 3 on October 19. We reported the incident to the police at the earliest opportunity, and public security organs are involved in the investigation. At present, the batch of malt in question has been completely sealed. The company continues to strengthen its management procedures and ensure product quality.”
“I’ve always said the beer here is like horse pee. Turns out I was wrong,” said one Weibo commenter.
The video shows the man climbing up a wall before relieving himself, and according to CNBC, this may have caused the beer maker’s stock price to take a bit of a tumble (which it’s reportedly since recovered from).
Many commenters expressed concerns that maybe this has happened before, with quite a few also saying they’d be switching to a different beer.
This is the viral video showing how an alleged worker at the Tsingtao Beer Factory 3 climbs over a wall at the raw material production site and starts to urinate. Many people think it’s an undercover operation by a rivaling company: one person peed, another leaked the video? 🍻🤢 pic.twitter.com/eJcYljo2aQ
— Manya Koetse (@manyapan) October 21, 2023