Thais warned against taking ‘underboob selfies’

(Reuters) – Thailand’s military government warned women on Monday against posting ‘selfie’ photos of the lower half of their breasts – a social media trend that has gone viral – saying their actions could violate the country’s computer crime laws.

Thailand’s 2007 Computer Crimes Act bans any material that causes “damage to the country’s security or causes public panic” or “any obscene computer data which is accessible to the public”.

The culture ministry said offenders faced up to five years in jail, but did not say how they would identify the culprits.

“When people take these ‘underboob selfies’ no one can see their faces,” ministry spokesman Anandha Chouchoti told Reuters. “So it’s like, we don’t know who these belong to, and it encourages others to do the same.

“We can only warn people to not take it up. They are inappropriate actions”…

  • I hope they were warned they need to take more.

  • Waffle

    The only problem with this photo is that it’s not really a “selfie”. Great boobs though. | can understand why they might cause a public panic.

    • Petey

      To be honest, she looks just like one of my girlfriends from many (many) years past. No lie.
      Sigh. Youth. Where does the time go?

  • J. C.

    I always root for the underboob… 😉

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Notice that the prohibition is against photographing them, not exposing them. Once again, Bangkok lives up to its name.

  • ntt1

    I imagine there is a fair stampede of would be Thai Clouseaus willing to make all the relevant investigations and viewing of evidence

  • AmicusC

    what about the warning of whether or not its ladyboy underboob?

  • luna

    Thank for drawing attention to this new trend. I’ll need to research it further.

    • DVult

      A little googling goes a long way.

      • Exile1981

        not at work.

        • DVult

          Sorry I should have thought of that. What a boob!

  • Don’t the Thais have enough to worry about in Southern Thailand?

    • Frau Katze

      Apparently not.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The country known for its underage tranny prostitutes?

  • luna
  • Maggat

    Lower half, upper half, who cares. I prefer the front half myself.