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It's Like Avatar, But with a Naked Runner and a Sex Doll

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Recently, a naked man painted in blue paint carrying a blow-up doll was spotted running around Beijing. And yes, photos ended up online.

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Online in China, the press has been making comparisons to the James Cameron film Avatar (for example, here are major Chinese sites QQ, iFeng, Yesky, and Sina all making Avatar comparisons). I don't remember a sex doll in Avatar. I do remember blue people.

If this seems vaguely familiar, that's because in 2013, a naked man running across a Beijing street with a blow-up doll drew comparisons to Temple Run. At that time, people in China wondered if this was some kind of publicity stunt or an artistic statement—turned out it was an artist who even rode around naked with a giant cross.

This time, however, was slightly different. Besides being blue, there was flower-admiring and tree-climbing involved. Oh, and an umbrella.

The hell is he climbing a tree for?

Got it. Carry on!

Sina says this Avatar streaker is the same man as before, Li Binyuan. Looking at the photos and pictures of Li, there is a resemblance, especially in the jawline. However, last summer, Li did say he retired from running around Beijing in the buff. But this could be the same guy...

According to online reports, the story is that the man lost a bet and had to run across the street blue, free, and naked.

北京裸奔哥再次街头狂奔 [iFeng]

北京"裸奔哥"全身涂蓝抱充气娃娃裸奔 [QQ]

北京裸奔哥再次变身狂奔 [Sina]

Eric Jou contributed to this report.

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