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All the old stereotypes emerged online as Thais vented their disapproval of a woman in the news who said she had dated 5,000 foreigners.
Praiya Suriya had given advice and opinion on foreign men earlier in the week and was offering a course on how to snare a rich and good farang.
She called herself an expert in dating but Thais who commented online – especially women – just called her a dark skinned slapper who made Thai women look cheap and available for a price.
Hardly anyone had a good word to say for Praiya who Thai Rath referred
to as “Madam Praiya”.
Others online on their Facebook page resorted to far more fruity Thai
language to condemn her.
Lucky Love called her Facebook page “Academy Hee” using one of the foulest taboo words in Thai for the female sexual organ.
Sirilak said: “You are shameful – that is what you are”.
Rinrada poured scorn on Praiya’s claim of 5,000 dates saying: “So you dated them but there was no sex? Or didn’t they want you?”
Bovi Bovi struck a note for the independence of Thai womanhood saying: “You’re disgusting. I have earned my own money – I don’t need any rich husband. I can look after myself thank you very much”.
Mena Panpom struck a more reasoned tone commenting: “Isn’t it better to upgrade your skills and develop as a person so you can look after yourself rather than relying on a rich farang?”
Melvin Melvin writing in Thai just thought it was a big rip off by a woman on the make. Others said you had to not only pay money to Praiya but effectively sell your body to the foreigners as well.
Meanwhile, many used the occasion to drag up old stereotypes about all farangs just loving dark skinned Thais commenting that was why they might have found the dating guru attractive.
Vijitra Augsijitkul bucked the trend noting in response to many posts about skin color: “I have got a farang friend – he likes ’em slim and white. Thai women don’t have to be black to be attractive to farangs”.
Some even went down another well worn and tired route: “Careful they don’t just take you to bed and give you AIDS”.
Few posters took a light hearted approach in their condemnation of Praiya and their airing of old bigotries. But some saw the funny side such as Meow Kwanthong you said that she really ought to fit the “specifications” for many farang even though she was very white.
“But though I live abroad in their country they just don’t want me,” she lamented.