Man Ripped Politician's Wig Off, Got Jail Time for Depriving His "Freedom To Look Pretty"

Politics in Taiwan have always been rough, but this is downright dirty. A man was sentenced to 5 months in jail for tearing a wig off Taiwan legislator Chiu Yi. The sentence was for depriving Chiu of the "freedom to be pretty."

Yes, you read that right:

The Taipei District Court sentenced Huang Yung-tien, 50, to jail for snatching the toupee off the head of ruling Nationalist Party lawmaker Chiu Yi. Chiu has become a household name for his media-friendly offensives against the political opposition.

"The judge thought Chiu Yi had the freedom to wear what he wanted, and Chiu felt the wig made him look prettier," court spokesman Huang Chin-ming said. "The judge thinks that to remove it intentionally was to take away that right."


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There're some graffiti on the streets of Taipei about this guy(since he's got the reputation of mean, despicable and shameless). Quite true to life actually... and by them it reads "Chui Yi shen nong" as Chui Yi sounds the same as "autumn" and literally translated would be something like "lingering autumn/heavy autumn" to meet up with the graffiti. Pun intended.
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