At a cartoon festival hosted by an affiliated organization in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, a picture satirizing President Yun Seok-yeol is controversial. The painting won the gold prize, the highest in its category, in a competition recently hosted by the institution.
According to the Korea Comics Promotion Agency on the 4th, a cartoon work titled ‘Yunseok Train’ was exhibited at the Korea Manhwa Museum in Bucheon during the Bucheon International Comics Festival hosted by the Promotion Agency from the 30th of last month to the 3rd of this month. If you look at this one-cut work, a train with the face of President Yoon is running on the railroad, and a man who appears to be his wife Kim Gun-hee is riding in the cockpit. Also, in the cabin, four people wearing swordsman suits are holding swords, and in front of the train, four people are running away with a surprised expression. Destroyed buildings were also depicted around the railroad where the train passed.
This drawing, drawn by a local high school student, received the best evaluation in the high school cartoon section of the National Student Cartoon Contest hosted by the Promotion Agency in July and September this year, and received the Gold Award (Gyeonggi Provincial Governor’s Award). The contest was held in five categories, including high school cartoons and webtoons, and middle school cartoons, webtoons, and characters, and a total of 209 submissions were received.An official from the Promotion Agency explained, “The award-winning works of this contest, including the works, were exhibited at this festival in the same way as before. did. The Promotion Agency is an affiliated organization of Bucheon City, Gyeonggi-do, and the head of the Agency and the Mayor of Bucheon are both members of the Democratic Party of Korea.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced that it would review the screening criteria and selection process for the contest as the controversy arose. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on the same day, “We express our regret and serious warning that works that explicitly dealt with political topics were selected and displayed in a national student cartoon contest for middle and high school students.” We will cancel the award of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Award.”
Bucheon = Reporter Gong Seung-bae [email protected]
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