Knesset Chairman Yuli Edelstein is not pleased with the sex appeal of some its members.
In a letter sent out to all the MKs, Edelstein rebuked them all over a series of embarassing events, which he said “cheapen” the Knesset, Haaretz reported.
Though nothing specific was mentioned, the timing led Senior MKs to believe that the chairman’s ire was specifically targeted at one member: MK Boaz Toporovsky (Yesh Atid), a.k.a Sexy Selfie Guy, who posted an almost shirtless picture of himself pouting at the camera to Facebook early Tuesday, before catching some shut-eye on his office couch after a lengthy debate.
“It’s the first time I’ve slept at the Knesset,” the caption read.“I hope that it won’t hurt too much. Luckily, there are showers in the office.”
According to Haaretz, the Chairman’s Office received a number of complaints.
“It cannot be that an MK uploads an image in which he looks like a playboy,” one Knesset official said.“This harms the Knesset’s image and status.”
Edelstein’s letter added that “recently, more than a few complaints have piled up in my office, relating to the conduct of some MKs. The complaints, from civilians and employees, are mostly regarding the conduct of MKs inside the Knesset chamber. Among other complaints, it came up that MKs are eating and drinking during sessions, taking pictures with, and speaking on cellular devices, or displaying captions above their stands, to show their position on an issue.”
Toporovsky’s response to the streams of comments to the picture was: “from now on I’ll sleep in a suit.”
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.
Sexy Selfie Gets Knesset Rebuked