A Taiwanese woman is under attack by the island’s defense ministry after posing for some sexy photos in military uniform—despite not actually being a soldier, surprise, surprise.
The photos were posted last week to the Facebook page of Cosplay artist Momo Cat, a page which frequently features, unusual, artistic, and nearly nude shots. They show a woman in military-grade sunglasses, high-heels, and miniskirt straddling various objects around a military obstacle course in the city of Taoyuan.
One way or another, the pics managed to catch the eye of officials at Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense who have accused the woman of having done damage to the Taiwanese military’s image and of having violated a law that prohibits ordinary citizens from posing as military officers.
The penalty for breaking this prohibition is NT$500 and the ministry is reportedly prepared to pursue the case, according to Taiwanese media.
Momo Cat has since deleted the pics, but nothing ever truly vanishes from the internet.
Across the strait, Chinese authorities hold a similar view on sexy cosplayers. Last December, a camgirl wore a police uniform during a livestream session, hoping to attract some additional followers. Instead, she was thrown in jail with local officials in Heilongjiang claiming that she had done “serious damage” to the image of the police.
Back in 2016, an actual policewoman in Liaoning province was fired from her job forposting some “vulgar” selfies in uniformon Weibo.