Thailand threatens Facebook over video of king wearing crop top
Thailand is putting the squeeze on Facebook to remove dozens of pages that have video of King Maha Vajiralongkorn sporting a crop top.
BANGKOK — The new king of Thailand is into his fashion, but unfortunately the Thai government doesn’t want its citizens to know that.
Thailand is putting the squeeze on Facebook to remove dozens of pages that have video of King Maha Vajiralongkorn wearing a crop top.
Video of the king was reportedly shot at a mall in Munich last year in July, and has been widely shared on the social network.
The footage shows the king sporting a yellow crop top, low-rise jeans and a bunch of fake tattoos while strolling through the shopping center.
Thailand’s strict lese-majeste laws make insulting the king a crime punishable by up to 15 years in the slammer.
The too-hot-for-Thailand video has been geo-blocked by Facebook, but Thai officials say 131 pages with the embarrassing clip are still available.
Thai authorities threatened shut Facebook Thailand down, but then didn’t follow through.
Let’s be honest, is Facebook really in the wrong here? Shouldn’t a 64-year-old guy know that Baby Gap probably isn’t the best place to get his clothes?
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