Woman takes pineapple for walk on Ankara’s metro
ANKARAPhotographs and video of a woman who took a pineapple for a walk on Ankara’s metro on Jan. 30 have gone viral on social media.
The photos and video showed the woman placing a chain collar on the pineapple as if it were a pet.
As news of the stunt spread on social media, the woman in question, Elif Usta, made a statement via her Instagram account, stating that the incident was a performance show.
“We got some real interesting reactions. Being serious was the hardest. We thank all passengers for their contributions, even if they were not aware of it,” she wrote under her photograph, which showed her holding the pineapple.
“They [passengers] made it special. But putting it in the final form will take time. By the way, the end of the pineapple will be very bad,” she added.
The performance show was reminiscent of the “cabbage walk” in China.
Teenagers who feel lonely in China have reportedly been taking cabbages for a walk as a way to get over depression and feelings of loneliness, allowing such young people to meet others that are also walking the food.
“The idea is simple – you feel as lonely and as simple as a cabbage, so you begin to act like one and befriend one,” Chinese psychiatrist Wen Chao said. “And in that acceptance comes change.”