When a man posted on Twitter that he was about to go outside in nothing but a red leotard, white tights, and a pair of slippers while carrying a yellow children’s potty, he could never have imagined what would happen next.
As tweets appeared confirming that the man had been spotted outside a Tokyo station, everyone was surprised when the man was suddenly arrested. And not by the fashion police.
When the incident was reposted on 2ch.net, a surprisingly large number of netizens jumped to the man’s defense, emphasizing that while he was certainly a little bit strange, he couldn’t possibly have committed a crime.
What do you think? Should a man be free to roam his nation’s capital in a leotard?
From Itai News:
[Pictures] Man Who Was Walking Around In A Leotard Arrested By Police
Comments from 2ch.net:
You get arrested for walking around wearing a leotard?!
Why w Why arrest him?
【沖縄電 – %】 【56.2m】 ◆??? (東京都)：
Guess it’s because they don’t like this kind of idiot.
Send him to hospital.
Think of the trouble he’s causing his family, too.
But what’s the crime here?
What’s he a suspect of?
I guess in this country we don’t even have the freedom to go out for a walk wearing what we like..
The important bits are hidden, aren’t they?
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this really.
I mean if you’re looking for a reason to arrest him, I guess it’d have be that the potty is dangerous…
What was this guy’s purpose in the first place anyway!!
How was he going to achieve his goal?
Guess it was all in the plan even up to being taken away by a policeman in full view of everyone.
He’s just an unbelievable perv.
I guess that if a report comes from a citizen about something like this, then the police have no choice but to act upon it.
If this had been a performance by a famous dancer, he would have done no wrong.
Isn’t this about freedom of expression?
It’s not like he was waving a knife around, and it’s funny, too.
In downtown Osaka there was an old man dressed in gaudy women’s clothes, and it’s kind of a fun memory for me w
What was he aiming for?
What was he arrested for?
Not carrying a necktie?
Wasn’t it because the colour of the potty was just hideous?
He was arrested for wearing clothes.
I may be his job, but the policeman probably also thought it was a bit sick.
Takes some guts to question a guy like that.
What did he do wrong?
I don’t see what the problem is if you’re just a hentai.
サイベリアン(家)：[in response to above]
Guess it’s because that’s at the seaside.
For example, you’d be arrested walking around in swimming trunks with a naked top half anywhere other than the seaside….or something like that?
It’s because he’s wearing a women’s leotard that he’s bound to be thought of as a hentai pervert.
If it had been a man’s leotard, then the outcome should have been different.
If this is unacceptable then that guy who walks around dressed like a school girl is fucked
Not funny. Go ahead and arrest him.
He hasn’t really done anything wrong.
He’s just your everyday hentai.
It’s going too far to arrest him.
Has the law forbidding hentais finally been promulgated then?