In Vietnam, when a man grobes a woman’s buttock without her consent or forces her to kiss him, he would get an $8 fine, but a man flaunting a fake penis in public is slapped with a $138 fine.
Police in Da Lat, a tourist city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, have charged a man with obscene exposure and offensive conduct for donning fake genitals in the city’s crowded square.
Nguyen Le Nguyen, a 20-year-old resident of Ward 2, was summoned and recorded by Da Lat police and the city’s culture and information office for the administrative violation on Wednesday, Tuoi Tre News, a local media reported.
Nguyen was also subject to a fine of over VND3.2 million (US$138).
At 6:30 pm on November 22, Nguyen and Pham Nghi, a 22-year-old man known for wearing costumes and make-up to hold audacious public spectacles, began a performance in Da Lat’s Hoa Binh Square.
For this performance, Nguyen also wore a fake penis dangling from the crotch of his pants.
The duo also had someone record their performance with the intention of uploading the video on Facebook.
After being admonished by police in Ward 1, the two men moved to another location where they continued filming.
Their performance in both locations was also captured by CCTV cameras.
Authorities in Da Lat are still carrying out an investigation into the case, according to Tuoi Tre News.