By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
A letter supposedly written by a student of Hsinchu Kuang-Fu High School, which has been under fire for its students playing the Nazis in a cosplay show on Dec 23, lashed out at President Tsai Ing-wen and the minister of education for not standing up to them and for bowing to the pressure of Israel and Germany over the cosplay theme, which the author thinks is guaranteed by the constitutional right of freedom of expression.
The German Institute Taipei and the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei have expressed disappointment and condemnation over the Nazi cosplay after it came to light.
Following the condemnation, the Office of the President ordered the authorities to investigate the school’s responsibilities over the incident and apologize to related countries. The Ministry of Education has said it will reduce subsidies to the school.
To take the responsibility for the incident, the president of the private high school, Cheng Hsiao-ming, has apologized to the public and tendered his resignation, pending the approval of the school’s chairperson, who is abroad at the moment. [FULL STORY]