When one is a politician, one can usually count on losing sleep in favor of debating important public issues.
But one such public servant, Yesh Atid first-time MK Boaz Toporovsky, took this to a whole new level. On Monday night (Israeli time), during a heated debate about women’s right to a say in the appointment of religious judges, the 33-year-old lamented his need to grab some zzzs on his office couch — and posted a sultry picture to go with it.
4:51 a.m. — I’m going to sleep in my Knesset chambers,” Toporovsky wrote on Facebook, before giving a detailed account of his debating exploits.
“And now,” he concluded, “sleeping in the Knesset for the first time, but there’s no point going home because the day is already beginning. I hope this won’t hurt too much… at least there’s a shower in my office.”
As expected, the Internet exploded. Followers of Toporovsky’s official page were quick to tell him exactly what they thought of his sexy goodnight face.
“Good night, prince… Sweet dreams,” wrote Yair Finkel.
“Whoa, you’re sick in the head,” Yoav Geier added lower in the comments. “You’re an MK, you’re supposed to represent us, the citizens, and you take your picture like some 16-year-old girl? I really hope you’re drunk or you have a good excuse for this.”
Needless to say, the picture launched a thousand memes.
In his defense, once you’ve taken off your shirt, used it as a blanket, arranged your delicately stubbled chin just so and raised your arm to take a picture, posting it to Facebook is just the next logical step.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Israeli Politician Posts Sexy Selfie