Thailand’s Culture Ministry bans ‘underboob selfies’


BANGKOK: The director of the Culture Watch Office of Thailand’s Culture Ministry, Yupha Thaweewattanakijborworn, warned Thai women today not to join the new trend of “underboob selfies”, which violated Thailand’s Computer Crime Act 2007.

According to the Act, any material that caused damage to the country’s security or public panic, or obscene computer data which was accessible to the public was banned.

Yupha said that posting ‘selfies’ of the lower half of their breasts without exposing the nipples or their identity, was equivalent to posting pornographic pictures, reported.

Offenders would be arrested and faced up to five years in jail.

But Yupha did not elaborate how the ministry planned on identifying and catching the culprits, as the photos were faceless.