A heated debate on China's new feminine-looking male celebrities has flooded Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo, as the country's State broadcaster aired four young male singers in its television special "First Class of the New Semester" on Sept 1.
Designed for China's elementary school students, the TV special jointly produced by China Central Television and the Ministry of Education is compulsory for most of the country's elementary students.
Angry parents harshly criticized the youthful celebrities, deriding them with terms like "pretty girls that cannot have babies", and called on authorities to ban the effeminate stars before the next generation adopts their example.
Mr Feng, father of a 5-year-old boy, said that he is worried that his son will behave in a feminine way in school under the influence of these stars.
On the other hand, some voices are urging society to respect people's rights to be as feminine or masculine as they choose.
"It is important to stay true to your heart," said a mother of a 4-year-old boy, adding, "I will give my son all my support as long as he chooses a path he likes."
The debate is ongoing, and unlikely to end soon.