|Li Jun poses for an art class. (china.org.cn/file photo)|
Lonely 84-year-old Li Jun recently found himself enjoying a nude modeling stint. As his wife passed away fifteen years ago and his youngest son died in 2007, Li was taken care of by his other two daughters and one son who would only visit him once a month. "It's so much easier to kill the time because I feel happy when I watch the students amusing themselves in class." explained Li.
I feel no shame
Ever since the article about Li Jun was published, the elderly man has become the topic of public attention. However, Li stated that his third son had declined to meet him under the false pretense of that he was changing his locks, when his son felt ashamed of his father's modeling job. "I don't feel ashamedat all because neither do I steal nor do I rob. It doesn't matter whether they come to see me or not." said Li Jun.
In the aftermath of the Chengdu Commercial Daily article, Mr. Li shot to online fame. A great many media contacted him and Li was happy to be interviewed.
Yesterday, with no modeling class on the cards, Li sat waiting for his third son in his 47-square-meter flat after having prepared dinner. He told the journalist that his son felt ashamed of his dad's nude modeling job.
Eleven o'clock arrived, but there was still no sign of his son . Li decided to make a phonecall. His son replied that he did not want to see Li because he felt extremely ashamed and disgraced. Yet Li did not take his son's words to heart, supposing it really didn't matter whether they discarded him or not.