In a formal statement by the city council, Seoul’s Police Chief Lee Wonsuk was told to stop doing exaggerated stage winks while discussing the Special Law on Prostitution in public settings. As police chief, Lee is responsible for enforcing the two year-old law which aims to eliminate prostitution. But the city council accused Lee of half-heartedly supporting the law and undermining it’s credibility.
Specifically, the council cited a press conference last month where Lee winked obviously after making the statement, “And that’s why we’re doing our best to stop prostitution.” The council accused Lee of performing several other inappropriate actions while he discussed his dedication to the law, including smirking, eye-rolling, doing a sarcastic thumbs-up, and repeatedly making the “jack off” gesture with his hand. Lee was also heard making the statement, “Sure, I’ll be investigating a few prostitutes tonight pesonally,” and then nudging the mayor in the ribs with his elbow and laughing loudly.
In addition, Lee was asked to stop referring to the Ministry of Gender Equality as the “Old Bitch Commitee”.