The top opposition presidential candidate Yoon Seok-youl has been slammed with growing queries regarding unscientific beliefs and superstitions, the latest being his alleged connection to an anal acupuncture specialist that he said he has no idea about.
Former Rep. Yoo Seong-min, one of Yoon’s political rivals, has asked him if has met someone “known to perform acupuncture on a strange and particular area,” during the main opposition People Power Party presidential candidates’ debate on TV.
Yoon has not admitted to the allegations.
Recently, the presidential candidate has faced strong criticisms as a Chinese character for “king” was seen on his palm, making the anal acupuncture specialist a bitter matter for him. The character seen on his body manifests his superstitious beliefs and disrespect for the democratic system, his opponents said.
The self-declared acupuncture specialist was spotted walking near Yoon in the recent footage from a gathering last June.
On Wednesday, Yoo’s camp raised in a statement “what is Yoon trying to hide by lying” about his ties with the man.
“Not only did (Yoo) turn the TV debate into a quiz show on psychics, he is now spreading lies. This attempt to damage Yoon is nothing short of shameful,” Yoon’s camp, meanwhile, said.
Yoon’s spokesperson explained on the video that the man attempted to come near Yoon during the event but was prevented by the candidate’s aides.
Yoon’s campaign furthered that the man on the subject was seen in political events where other political figures are present. Among the attendees were the ex-lawmaker Yoo, Democratic Party’s presidential contender, minor People’s Party leader Ahn Cheol-soo, Lee Nak-yon and former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
There were issues circulating that Yoon and Yoo had an alleged quarrel after the debate on Tuesday.
Yoon, as alleged by Yoo’s campaign, has waved his finger at Yoo and warned him with legal actions, Yonhap News Agency reported.
Yoon’s campaign claimed that it was Yoo who shoved Yoon’s hand and exited when offered a handshake.