Never kow tow
In Han Chinese culture, the kowtow is the highest sign of reverence. It was widely used to show reverence for one’s elders, superiors, and especially the Emperor, as well as for religious and cultural objects of worship. In modern times, usage of the kowtow has become much reduced.
Kowtow is the act of deep respect shown by kneeling and bowing so low as to have one’s head touching the ground. As a Muslim, Lupe wouldn’t bow down to anyone like this except god.
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