The photograph of a girl wearing stockings designed to look like a hairy man’s legs has become viral on Sina Weibo – the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.

The micro-blogging site is abuzz with the bizarre new invention that promises to help young girls fend off perverts.

The hairy stockings are being dubbed as the ultimate ‘anti-pervert stockings’, sure to repulse any man who sets his eyes on women wearing these stockings. As gross as it looks, a pair of these stockings is  believed to solve a lot of this world’s problems.

Really? A lot of people are not convinced the trend will take off. “If it has come to this, why not just wear pants?” one person asks.