A satirical artwork featuring President Yoon Suk- yeol and first lady Kim Keon-hee, which was removed by the National Assembly secretariat from the members’ office building lobby. Photo: Handout
A satirical artwork featuring President Yoon Suk- yeol and first lady Kim Keon-hee, which was removed by the National Assembly secretariat from the members’ office building lobby. Photo: Handout
South Korea

South Korea’s cancellation of satirical exhibition featuring President Yoon sparks freedom of expression debate

  • Exhibition of 80 artworks would have included shirtless Yoon brandishing sword and a parody of 2022 film ‘Decision to Leave’, dubbed ‘Decision to Embezzle’
  • But National Assembly secretariat halted event hours before it was due to open, saying it was slanderous and could not take place in members’ office building

A satirical artwork featuring President Yoon Suk- yeol and first lady Kim Keon-hee, which was removed by the National Assembly secretariat from the members’ office building lobby. Photo: Handout
A satirical artwork featuring President Yoon Suk- yeol and first lady Kim Keon-hee, which was removed by the National Assembly secretariat from the members’ office building lobby. Photo: Handout
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