Underboob selfies illegal here: Culture Ministry
Thai girls who may be pondering to join the new trend of “underboob selfies”, should have the second thought as the Culture Ministry warned that they could end up violating the Computer Crime Act.
According to Thairath Online, the warning came from Yupha Thaweewattanakijborworn, director of the Culture Watch Office of the Culture Ministry.
Many foreign women have joined the so-called underboob selfies trend by taking photos of their body up from the waist to the breast without showing the nipples.
Yupha also urged the Thai media not to play up the trend if the media has not seen underboob selfies by Thai women yet. She explained that such reports might backfire rather than doing good to the society.
She said if Thai women post underboob selfie photos, they may be deemed breaking the Computer Crime Act by putting pornographic pictures into computer system.
She added that the Culture Ministry does not support Thai women to be scantily clad in public places, and it would become a serious problem for the society if many Thai girls follow the example.
Thairath Online also interviewed Roongtawan Chaiha, an Internet idol who rose to her fame by posting her own sexy photos on her Munkaw Chaos Girl Facebook fan page, said she has no plan to catch the underboob seflies trend. So far, her page has received over 470,000 likes mostly from men.
Munkaw, who has proudly announced that her breast is her selling point, said the Thai society would not accept such the underboob trend. Posting photos partially revealing the breast from the high angle of view is already causing serious trouble for her, she added.