What a wonderful costume that I found while reading Metrodad
The only time we worried about possibly offending someone was when we ran into a group of Chinese tourists. As the fifteen of them passed the Peanut, BossLady and I tepidly held our breaths. At first, they seemed very serious and looked at the Peanut very closely. When she turned around and they saw her fake birth certificate for the first time, we were absolutely sure they were going to be offended. So imagine our surprise when they suddenly started laughing hysterically and asked, through their interpreter, whether they could take photos of her. Naturally, we let out a sigh of relief and obliged.
I'm very glad there was no trouble and that the tourist found humour and played along. I wonder how people in China reacted to the original stories. I'm sure they are proud of their athletes but are embarrassed about the whole under aged issue.