San Antonio mayor: Photo of fire chief with ‘naked sushi’ woman ‘betrays’ city values

San Antonio, Texas

Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Friday denounced a photograph in which Fire Chief Charles Hood is seen poised to eat sushi displayed on a mostly nude woman at a firefighter’s birthday party this year.

“The scene in the photo — and the disrespect of the woman in the photo — betrays the standards and values of the City of San Antonio,” Nirenberg said in a statement. “I support the city manager’s decision to conduct a thorough, independent review to learn the full set of circumstances and determine the appropriate level of discipline.”

While Hood apologized to anyone offended by the incident, he also defended his posing for the photograph.

It would be like me taking a picture with a flamenco dancer in Vegas or a Spurs dancer at Top Golf where the Spurs dancers happen to be,” Hood said.

Top Golf is a popular North Side driving range where patrons can order food and drinks.

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