The Chinese internet is in a bit of tizzy over a few viral selfies that have cost one policewoman her job.
Earlier this week, Weibo user “@小天屎和老天翔的故事” uploaded a couple of pictures of herself posing in uniform. Somehow or another, the pics spread online, with netizens criticizing the woman for her lack of proper pants and stately demeanor that is normally associated with China’s finest.
“You can’t wear a police uniform and put these kind of pictures online,” raged one netizen.
Well, it appears that the netizen was at least right about that. The Paper reports that the Public Security Bureau of Dandong city in Liaoning province has confirmed that the duck-faced, short shorts-wearing woman was in fact one of their auxiliary officers. Was being the key word. She has already been fired for disgracing the department with her “vulgar” selfies.
The woman attended the Dandong Police Academy and it too has taken to Weibo to apologize for its student supervision not being up to standard. “We will draw a lesson from this incident and strengthen our student management going forward to maintain strict discipline, so that something like this will never occur again to besmirch the good image of our school,” the post read.
Following the incident, the woman took down all her posts on Weibo, but of course that hasn’t stopped the pics from spreading all around Chinese social media. However, after taking a look at the pictures many netizens fail to see what the big deal is.
“Where is the vulgarity?” one netizen wondered.
“This is completely normal nowadays, if you are going to start firing young people for taking these kinds of selfies, then there won’t be any workers left,” another netizen responded.
In the end, this is just another good reason not to take selfies.
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