This is another case of social media getting people in trouble. 23-year-old Beijing model Wang Xiaomeng has been given a nine-month suspended sentence for impersonating a police officer after posting pictures of herself posing as a cop on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter.
In addition to the pictures, Xiaomeng posted this comment:
"As a new cop in my hometown, I need to learn the basics. As one of the flowers of the force, I am under pressure. I have to eat and drink with government leaders every day. I am using my flower status to dine with the leaders and win contracts for projects and investments!"
Xiaomeng deleted the photos after a wave of negative comments, but the pictures sparked a heated debate among Weibo users. Some felt it was obvious that she had no illegal intentions, while others believed she had tarnished the image of law enforcement officers.
It's definitely not that serious.
[via The Huffington Post]