Controversy is brewing as it became known that the Yongsan Children’s Garden, which opened in May, provided children with coloring plans featuring the images of President Yoon Seok-yeol and his wife. When some pointed out that ‘Isn’t it idolizing the president?’, the president’s office explained that “it is only for those who want to do it.”
On the 24th, a design picture of President Yoon and his wife was uploaded on an online community with an article titled ‘The thing I gave to the children to color at Yongsan Park’.
The design was designed to be painted based on체스카지노 photos taken by President Yoon and first lady Kim Gun-hee while spending time with puppies at the Samsung Fire & Marine Guide Dog School in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do on December 24 last year.
In addition to this photo, it is known that drawings made based on photos of President Yun and his wife walking side by side and photos of the president walking with children were provided for coloring. This coloring game was prepared as part of a program of the special exhibition “A Journey Started with the People,” which the Presidential Office started last month to commemorate the first anniversary of the president’s inauguration.
However, controversy arose over the appropriateness of using a commemorative photo of the presidential couple in a coloring book for children. In the online community, netizens commented, “Aren’t you idolizing the president too much?” “It’s anachronistic,” “Is this North Korea?”
Lee Kyung, a full-time spokesperson of the Democratic Party of Korea, posted the article on social media and said, “If (the picture) is true, isn’t it a pretty embarrassing scene? “Is the Republic of Korea a communist country?” He scolded, “Does the coloring book of the presidential couple make sense to children who need to be filled with creative thoughts?”
As the controversy erupted, the President’s Office said, “As a photo exhibition commemorating the first anniversary of the president, we exhibited photos of the president’s diplomatic and domestic activities, and put some designs in the photos.” . Those who want to do it choose among several and do it, and those who don’t want to do it just don’t do it and let it do it voluntarily.”
Yongsan Children’s Garden is the first place to open to the public after about 120 years on a site that had been used as a US military base since liberation. The presidential office building was located in front of the park. It opened on May 4, one day before Children’s Day, the first anniversary of President Yoon’s inauguration.
At the time, the presidential office said, “President Yoon announced at the press conference of the elected in March of last year that he would create a public park space worth hundreds of thousands of pyeong around the office of the President of Yongsan in Yongsan.” lost,” he said.