Thailand Releases “Mooning” Gay Couple

The Strait Times reports

Two American men who were arrested in Thailand for posting naked photos to Instagram have been released from jail and are heading home to San Diego.

Joseph Dasilva, 38, and Travis Dasilva, 36, were arrested at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport last month after images posted to their Traveling Butts Instagram account showed them dropping their trousers at various religious sites around Thailand.

It had been reported the couple faced up to seven years in jail for breaching Thailand’s strict Computer Crimes Act. With their return to the United States imminent, the pair wasted no time in resurrecting their Instagram account, which still includes all the photos that landed the men in trouble earlier.

  • j.martindale

    I hope the next place where these Ugly Americans perform their antics remembers that they don’t ever learn their lesson.

  • Silver Badger

    No sympathy for them here. Being gay does not give you a free pass to be an asshole.

    • PickyPecker

      Are you feeling better this morning, SB?

      • Silver Badger

        Somewhat. Thank you for asking.

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element

    Maybe one day they’ll grow up. But I doubt it.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Probably not. They will get hundreds and thousands of Instagram views. Lots of comments like.. “hot AF”, “be my daddies!”,
      “#ButtGoals”
      It will feed their ego and they’ll continue doing the same stuff

      • margaretpoa

        Yep! Because the one truth that is ubiquitous in human behavior across all demographics and cultures is that assholes are everywhere. You can’t get away from them.

      • 3-Star

        “#ButtGoals” LOL

    • Christopher

      The Hubbinator has said for years “If a person hasn’t become a mature adult by the age of 25, then they never will.”

      He has yet to be proven wrong.

      These guys are in their mid to late thirties. This is who they are.

    • Paula Key

      Shucks – give them time; they are only 38 and 36 years old. snark.

  • CB

    The lack of respect for other cultures and the search for self-aggrandizing “comedy” is nothing short of toxic. There’s a difference between being famous for doing something well and being notorious for being a jerk, no matter how many people click “like.”

    • (((GC)))

      And then there are the many people famous for being famous.

  • Harveyrabbit

    “the pair wasted no time in resurrecting their Instagram account”

    I had thought that these two insensitive idiots should not go to jail for their egregious misbehavior but apparently I was wrong. If a month’s detention wasn’t enough then maybe 6 months or a dozen would have worked. Maybe.

    • torrentprime

      You know, to be fair…
      If they paid the price to the Thai gov’t already, I would feel a LOT less guilty about enjoying the heck out of the photos.
      To be clear, I agree 100% that they were insensitive, tone-deaf fools for pulling what they pulled, but they did the crime — and did the time — isn’t it fair to at least consider they get to enjoy the dumb photos now?

      • Harveyrabbit

        no

        • torrentprime

          I am totally open to the possibility that I am wrong. It’s just… if you serve 10 years for robbing a bank, when you get released, if that money you stole is still buried under the oak tree or whatever… For this case, I’d say an argument could at least be made they don’t have to feel obligated to trash the photos now.

          • Harveyrabbit

            What if the photos were made by two guys who gay bashed a man one night? Do you think they should be able to “enjoy” the photos they made and posted to facebook when they were released from jail?

          • Randy Left Brooklyn

            If you robbed a bank and 10 years later you get out and have the money, the bank is legally entitled to the money. If they can prove it is the money stolen they can claim it.

      • JackFknTwist

        Whatever the crime/time discussion, it shows that these tools bear no sense that their actions abroad injure the US reputation abroad.

        People here in USA (where I am now) profess their patriotism in endless displays of flags and bunting.
        Yet when they go abroad they just add to the obnoxious reputation of their country.
        MAGA………the exact opposite is being achieved by the behaviour of its tourists.

        • torrentprime

          Very good points.
          I think most people have forgotten / never knew that the term “Ugly American” came from precisely behavior such as this: acting the fool when abroad, embarrassing themselves *and* us.

      • Gerry Fisher

        > and did the time

        Seven years went by awfully fast, I’d say. (They were cut slack, obviously.)

        • McSwagg

          Their asses should have been “caned” Indonesia style. That would give them an appropriate photo to post.

      • Guy z

        Like, WTF. THIS is why I struggle with “us”gays sometimes. By that logic, if one goes to Jail for porn containing minors, should s/he be allowed to enjoy the pics after doing the time???

        Sorry. Exasperated at what we excuse for hotness…flip a coin and we get Trump and Roy Moore. Ends justify means.

        • torrentprime

          Oh, for gods’ sake. Heavens forfend I debate a topic a bit taking a “naughty(wish)” pov.
          And let’s not forget that in your fundamentalistic opposition to even the notion, your pearl-clutchginyour best analogy was: child porn. *smh*
          So, say someone joins an adult web site with racy/adult photos. (Use a safe word if this is too triggering) Once the membership term expires, my hypothetical to you is that the webmaster for whatever reason is a day late in re-billing, and the access is not cutoff in the meantime. So, the users then have access for a day without paying; many may not even know the rebill tried and failed. The idea of users enjoying a wank, tho,over some racy/adult photos before the renewal fee hits the webmaster’s account is, to you, equivalent in evil to molesting a child.
          Well, I always hear about self-hating gays – didn’t expect to meet one in the wild, tho.

        • torrentprime

          Comparing “physically and sexually assaulting a human child” with being “being insufficiently respectful to a stone statue”.
          You sure you’re not a Roy Moore follower?

    • HaHaHa

      Vapid attention whores and piecies of shit that worship at the alter of vanity, utterly toxic and disgusting.

      • pch1013

        Who are accustomed to getting away with everything because they’re hot.

  • killreligion

    Ugh, embarrassing Americans abroad. No surprise they are from San Diego. Dressed like slobs and disrespectful to your hosts culture.

    I see it everywhere, the athletic clothing or like these two dressed for the beach (tank tops as tourists, unless hiking or at beach are sooooo tacky-I do see some people turned out well for a day in the city but we often feel unique with our focus on looking stylish and cosmopolitan) or taking pictures with docents saying no pictures constantly or yapping where there are silence signs up in five languages

    Americans are not alone in low brow existing while touring affronts but they are the absolute worst

    What kind of Childish mind even thinks of their instagram subject? Imagine being friends with these dimwits, what would you discuss with them?

    • Longpole

      They learned how to dress by going to Walmart.

    • Reality.Bites

      American exceptionalism at work.

      Actually the Brits are the worst tourists.

      • JDS

        I would disagree a bit. I used to go to Disney World Epcot and its environs a lot and the Brits were the best behaved there.

        • killreligion

          Brits are the worst on planes for sure

      • gaycuckhubby

        The Australian and British expats in China were the worst!

      • cleos_mom

        When I had to deal with tourists, I rarely met Asians or South Americans who were rude. There weren’t enough from Africa to form any impression. But some of the European tourists gave me an enlightening object lesson on the origins of the rude US tourist — the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree nor does the Cracker bounce far from the box.

    • margaretpoa

      I’m sorry but though I abhor regional stereotyping, (being from Texas) I have to agree. I have no problem believing they are from San Diego. I have never lived anywhere else that has been so openly disdainful of other people.

      • killreligion

        Its an admiral goal but avoiding regional stereotyping is just denying reality. I like to sit in airports and observe who is local vs passing through. San Diego, more acutely than the rest of southern cal has a concentration of people that chose weather as their location filter. I don’t own the things these kids are wearing and even visiting warm places would not be seen dead looking like that but it is a regional stereotype

        One must be tongue and cheek about this. It’s fun and often true but harmless only if you accept life’s dichotomy and also realize it’s very much not true!

        Sorry it’s just true.

    • HaHaHa

      I’ve vowed to never set foot inside a church again but I have been in many Buddhist temples. I’m an atheist but I still enjoy the modesty, the reverence and the beauty. The last one I was in I went with my mother, I kept my mouth shut (whispered when I had to talk), only took photos where allowed and tried to be as silent and leave as small of a footprint as possible. My mother on the other hand was a loud mouth obnoxious twat, it was embarrassing.

      • killreligion

        Sorry about that. I’m an atheist too, obviously. However I go into churches. In Italy for thanksgiving we went into at least 50. I want to see the art and I seek out early buildings that were not destroyed by resurfacing the interior to make them renaissance , mannerist or the hateful rococo. Italy seemed to have money then and the majority of Romanesque or Byzantine churches are ruined unlike Spain with its many intact Visigothic or Romanesque interiors.

        But I see no reason to not enjoy tax subsidized art and architecture and I have no impulse to donate. Religion has done so much harm at least we can enjoy humanity’s buildings that religion paid for

        In collecting medieval you have to accept religious material. I just see it as folksy. They were naive and wrong but no reason to not see the value of human creativity. Plus I live the bloody jesuses. We have bronze corpuses, gilt tabernacles and polychrome wood of extremely bloody and scary material. Such fun!

        • HaHaHa

          I can understand your point of view. Personally I’ve seen enough christian culture in this lifetime, time to check out other things 😉

      • Stubenville

        I’ve been to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most sacred site. The afternoon I visited it was quite crowded with native Thai people, but it was SO quiet that all you could hear were the wind chimes hung from the corners of the temple roofs. And as traditional modesty dictates, I wore a long sleeve shirt and long pants on a humid, 100°F plus day.

  • Boreal

    They should have their gay cards revoked. This kind of stunt does nothing to help us gain rights around the world. They are an embarrassment.

    • Xaca

      They’re probably just bisexual.

      • andrew

        Maybe just bi-curious. LOL.

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Or maybe they’re just trash.

    • torrentprime

      What does? Help us gain rights, that is.

  • BearEyes

    stupid stunt – ugly american style.
    They’re lucky they’re not still locked up.
    They will be even luckier if they actually bother to learn something from this experience.

    • PickyPecker

      Every time I have traveled abroad, I have intentionally avoided fellow US citizens. (they’re quite easy to pick out of a crowd). If I keep my mouth shut, i usually pass for German or Scandanavian.

      • BearEyes

        I do the same

        • margaretpoa

          As have I.

      • Bluto
      • JackFknTwist

        Hahaha……..if you are just quiet you will pass for a non American !

        It’s the projection of the voice that gives Americans away. Every conversation seems intended for everyone in the surrounding area. They never just talk at normal interpersonal levels.

        Do schools teach ‘projection’?

        • Nychta

          That’s my pet peeve when I’m in a cafe here in the States. There’s often someone expounding loudly so everyone in the place can hear how profound, intelligent, and/or important they are.

          • JackFknTwist

            It is a universal phenomenon and it intrudes into everyone’s privacy.
            If I am sitting alone at the next table trying to read my morning newspaper and there’s a couple of loud Americans at the next table, it makes for a miserable experience.

        • SoCalVet

          As someone who tries to talk quietly unless I’m shouting on purpose, I can testify that LOTS of people from other places and cultures talk just as loud as American AND louder. I also live in a tourist area (Santa Monica) where lots of international tourists come, and trust me, they are loud and obnoxious too. I don’t buy into the, “American are loud.” I’ve seen louder, everywhere I go.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Yeah, the “Americans are the worst people in the world” sentiment that’s going through this thread is just not factual

          • JackFknTwist

            No one said they were the worst.I am saying they are the loudest.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Spending time with Australian and British tourists and expats in China I would disagree 🙂

          • JackFknTwist

            And if you keep dropping your trousers at religious sites you could qualify as the worst.

          • JackFknTwist

            Having an influx of tourists of all nationalities each year to the area I live I can confirm that US Americans are the loudest.

          • SoCalVet

            NYC? You gotta be loud there! 🙂

          • Stubenville

            Be careful, or someone will make you hang around with a bunch of Chinese tourists.

          • DesertSun59

            I have several first hand experiencess that the ‘average’ mainland Chinese tourist is the new ‘obnoxious American’. I’ve spent far too many vacations around them now.

          • JackFknTwist

            I’m sure you have and I’m sure that there are louder of every nationality.

            But the phenomenon is not of such universal application. Most US Americans are loud; most Germans are not…or French etc.
            It is a real phenomenon….. you don’t get away with “it’s the same as everyone else”.
            It is not.

          • Vinnie NYC

            I’m only loud when I’m in bed no matter the country 🙄🙄🙄

      • BockMcMillan

        To be quite clear, “honorary and honored Scandinavian”, paleeeeeeese

        • JackFknTwist

          Avatar….you look hot !

          • BockMcMillan

            Why thank you, kind sir! 😉

      • cleos_mom

        But try dealing with some of the European tourists we get here. They’re a bit prone to tourisplaining and expect the luckless targets to be grateful.

      • Todd20036

        Right? We are in their country. We follow their rules. Just as you would if you were in someone else’s home.

        If I’m in Thailand, the only reason I’d be naked in public is if I’m running out of a burning building at night.

      • DesertSun59

        And I wear a hat that has a Canadian flag on it. On purpose.

      • edrex

        when my husband and i have travelled to latin or south america people will naturally begin speaking to him in spanish or portuguese (he’s a handsome mutt who looks “international”; clearly not entirely white, but it’s not obvious what else – he’s polish and guatemalan); and before i open my mouth folks will approach me and start to speak english. i simply somehow look like a gringo (and very much so according to “23 & me”). husband finds it amusing, but i hate being so easily identified. (and for the record, we have never shown our asses in public.)

      • Stubenville

        Not Avian? =)

        Seriously, just generally dressing like the locals is enough to dissociate you from being seen as an American tourist. In that case it’s handy to know how to say “Sorry, I don’t speak (the local language.)”

      • McSwagg
    • JDS

      The last time I went to London England I severely put an Loud American cow in her place after she kept complaining about everything.

      • Stubenville

        I did the same on a commuter train from CDG into Paris Gare du Nord. Two valley girls fresh off a plane whined about how everything was “lame” or “gay” and how “wierd” various people looked. I said nothing for the 30 minute journey. As I was stepping off the train, I turned and said “You two would be amazed at how many people on this train probably can speak English.” The look on their faces was priceless.

        • (((GC)))

          It’s never good to assume that your language, uncommon as it might be in a particular place, is private.

          My dad told a story of two Israelis visiting Paris, riding the metro, and commenting on a larger woman, “What a cow!” “Let’s give the cow our seat.” She said nothing, but as she got off at her stop, she turned to them and mooed.

        • Mihangel apYrs

          I have found that most French people under 30ish can speak some English – even in Paris. This tends to be the case almost everywhere I’ve visited

    • Bob Conti

      Doubtful.

  • In the end, nothing of consequence was harmed except Thailand’s reputation as a vacation destination.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Probably not the only reputation that was harmed though

    • Bluto

      yeah, this boorish, childish stunt totally didn’t add to the perception of gays being degenerate or of ugly American travelers. As long as the attention whores garnered a few more internet likes to validate their whorish existence!

      • gaycuckhubby

        I don’t even think it was whorish. It was just stupid frat boy humor. The kind of thing you might have thought was funny when you were 16

        • Bluto

          kinda like innocent locker room talk, huh.

          • gaycuckhubby

            LOL
            I’m not defending it ☺️

    • margaretpoa

      Ya know, just because something hasn’t affected you personally doesn’t mean that “nothing of consequence was harmed”. A lot of transgender Americans head to Thailand for their SRS. How do you suppose that stunt will affect them?

    • medaka

      So you can now not go to Thailand while you fuck yourself. Good.

  • If they’d done that a few months earlier, during the year’s mourning for the late king, they might not have gotten away so lightly.

    Stupid, despicable, brain-dead queens.

    • Del Sam

      I wouldn’t call them empty headed. They’re quite full of themselves.

  • ccc

    Dumb fucking ugly Americans.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    ugh. Grow up.

    • JackFknTwist

      Jesus, they’re in their thirties.
      ‘Grow up?’……..what are the chances ?

      • leastyebejudged

        They live in SD and they’re gay, so maturity level in their early twenties.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I’m glad they were released. 7 years for a victimless crime is kind of silly. But these guys are stupid as fuck. And now they put their Instagram feed back up? Trying to capitalize off of this for more views? Idiots.

    • 3-Star

      It was not “victimless” in the eyes of the people who follow that faith. If we want others to respect us for who we are we need to do the same.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I disagree.
        Religious piety laws suck

        • j.martindale

          Another law that makes more sense is one governing public decency. America has those laws, and they are reasonable limits on bad behavior.

        • McSwagg

          It had been reported the couple faced up to seven years in jail for breaching Thailand’s strict Computer Crimes Act. [emphasis added]

          The law isn’t a religious piety law. Warranted or not, Thailand has had a reputation as a sex tourism destination with under aged prostitution and child porn. This strict law seems to have been enacted to fight that problem. It was the nudity that was the real issue, not necessarily the location, though the stunt was tacky and disrespectful of Buddhist beliefs. If European cathedrals can require “modest attire” on the part of visitors, then Buddhist temples can require similar standards. There is no double standard here.

      • margaretpoa

        Yeah, I don’t care much about the hurt feelings of the faithful. It’s the real damage done to other Americans living and traveling in Thailand and other places overseas that concerns me.

        • cleos_mom

          Yeah, I don’t care much about the hurt feelings of the faithful.

          Understandable. They weren’t even white.

          /s

    • leastyebejudged

      Deal is you obey the laws of the country you visit or stay the hell home.

      Typical American, it’s all always about you.

      • Ivan T. Errible

        How about if the law says you can’t drink? Or dance? Or engage in same-sex relations?

        • leastyebejudged

          So it’s OK to intentionally go to another country and break it’s laws ?

          You really are not capable of thinking that through, are you.

          • Ivan T. Errible

            Why, you wouldn’t honor, or at least tolerate, people going to another country as a form of “prophetic ministry” and doing just that? For example, people from another country coming to an American state that had just banned flag burning and burning an American flag? You’d say that anybody who did that, got arrested and put in jail got what they deserved?
            Harsh!

          • leastyebejudged

            Blah blah blah, idiot, you don’t go to another country and break it’s laws, it’s pretty simple you retard.

          • Ivan T. Errible

            Wow, so “progressive”. No wonder Jill Stein has so much suppport!

  • kladinvt

    Stupid twits.

  • TexasBoy

    Whatever…

    Seriously, they obviously have learned nothing about respecting the laws and traditions of other countries from the experience if they still have the photos up.

    • Michael White

      Despite the cute butts, they represent the “Ugly American”

      • seant426

        Meh. I’ve seen way better.

        • cleos_mom

          And I’ve actually read the book. The title had a double meaning that’s still relevant.

    • cleos_mom

      It never ceases to amaze, how many people think that the phrase “it was a joke” will cover any manner of obnoxiousness, like some kind of linguistic Big Top.

      • (((GC)))

        Like the US’s Dear Leader, when he was a candidate last year, “joking” about Second Amendment solutions to a President Hillary Clinton nominating judges. People aptly observed that the party of Lincoln had become the party of John Wilkes Booth

  • margaretpoa

    Know what? I’m the biggest atheist you’re likely to meet and I have zero respect for superstitions. That being said, only a truly idiotic and colossal asshole would go around the world, trying to win notoriety by being such a fucking jerk. First of all, ALL countries are not the US, (hell, the US is not the US anymore), where you can do things like that and laugh while savoring the ensuing outrage and second, just doing something to be a dick doesn’t make you worthy of awe or reverence. Why don’t you take that energy and that obvious over abundance of funding and do something worthwhile? I wonder how many homeless LGBT youth in this country could have greatly benefited from the cost of your round the world “fuck you, religion” tour? You’re showing the right parts of your bodies. Assholes.

    • JackFknTwist

      It shows such disrespect for local culture and beliefs that they deserve to spend time in jail.

      • Snownova

        7 years does seem excessive, a hefty fine would to in my opinion.

      • Jeffrey

        It was dumb. Hopefully they learned a lesson. They don’t belong in jail for it. Period.

        • (((GC)))

          Agreed! Behaving like childish assholes isn’t a way to win friends and influence people.

          That said, in a just world, the only photos that merit criminal charges are those with real victims, such as child porn, invasion of privacy, publishing an ex’s intimate photos without their consent, that sort of thing.

          Institutions and religions and leaders can stand or fall on their own merits; they do not have a divine right to not be disrespected.

          Speaking of which, the tRump Rethuglican administration is very much taking a cue from Thailand and from North Korea in the bogus “felony riot” charges against inauguration day protesters in Washington DC, who are facing up to 60 years in prison.

          And over a dozen Republican-controlled states are trying to make it a devastatingly risky and expensive gamble to attend a protest or even be near one, even going as far as bills that would exonerate drivers who “accidentally” run over protesters.

          Here Comes the Police State: New Laws Aim for Brutal Crackdown on Protest
          Draconian bills are advancing at state level under cover of Trump’s “law and order” platform.
          (Alternet)
          https://www.alternet.org/activism/state-lawmakers-are-brutally-cracking-down-protesters-under-cover-trumps-law-and-order

        • Guy z

          They actually haven’t learnt their lesson. The last sentence reads thus: “With their return to the United States imminent, the pair wasted no time in resurrecting their Instagram account, which still includes all the photos that landed the men in trouble earlier.”

          I, sometimes, have a strong negative emotional reaction to self involved, entitled, uninformed, and intellectually incurious gays. They spoil it for those of us in more conservative spaces!

          • torrentprime

            Especially the intellectual incuriosity. That really is the sine qua non, I’d think, to the horror you contemplate. I must give you credit for daring to think such thoughts under such conditions with such grace and bravery!

    • JAKvirginia

      Well said.

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    • killreligion

      Is it only religious sites? I don’t do instaidiot so don’t know but assumed this was a more general mooning escapade than only religion

      • Bob Conti

        It’s everywhere they go. I kinda thought one outgrew mooning by high school graduation, maybe college. But these guys are staring 40 squarely in the eye, and it’s really kinda sad that they obtain celebrity status just for dropping their drawers.

    • DesertSun59

      Don’t tell me… those two guys are Log Cabin Republicans, too.

      • margaretpoa

        What a surprise

      • Guy z

        Are they really? I can’t find that information anywhere. Please share source. This level of incurious stupidity has no party affiliation, but I want to be careful to verify before judging.

    • DevineBovine

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  • ohbear1957
    • killreligion

      I often say to hubby: you can, but you may not (As in, as a representative of our family)

  • Reality.Bites

    Put ’em on the no-fly list

  • 3-Star

    “With their return to the United States imminent, the pair wasted no time
    in resurrecting their Instagram account, which still includes all the
    photos that landed the men in trouble earlier.”

    Wow. Now I support the full seven years in a Thai jail. Stupid F*cks!

  • gaycuckhubby

    Pretty sure they’re Instagram is still blocked. I think the new one that’s up is a fake one that just used all their old photos.

  • 3-Star

    They deserve to be on the No Fly List!

    • BobSF_94117

      It’s a looooonnnnnng swim.

      • leastyebejudged

        I wouldn’t want to make people on a ship suffer their prolonged presence.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Look I think they were idiots, and I would call them out if they were my friends.
    But you guys really want to see them to seven years in prison?

    • margaretpoa

      No. I’m glad they’re no longer in prison but as has been observed, their pictures went right back up. Having no sympathy for clueless jerks who couldn’t even learn that lesson doesn’t mean that I think that they belong in jail.

      • gaycuckhubby

        It appears that the Instagram is fake though. Pretty sure they’re still blocked.

    • Treant

      That’s only 1.75 years per cheek, it’s practically a bargain!

    • HaHaHa

      No, not seven years. Perhaps a few cane lashes across their asses to mark up what they feel is the best part of themselves. I’ve never seen their backsides nor do I care to but I know their heads and souls are empty as fuck.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Woah. Physical punishment.
        I thought most of us here were liberals.

        • HaHaHa

          I’m neither liberal or conservative. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

        • usorthem3

          You voted for Trump so try again kiddo to make people think you are a liberal, nice deflection.

          • gaycuckhubby

            You’re cute 🙂

    • leastyebejudged

      Yes. Yes I do, they’ve learned NOTHING.

      And that’s the max sentence, they’d probably get half that.

  • JT

    Nota bene

    What is not being mentioned in all this is Thailand’s failure to treat LGBT people and relationships equally, and the problematic nature of its “computer crime law.”

    Thailand does not recognize same sex marriage or adoption by same sex couples. From Wiki:

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Thailand may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Thailand, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.

    Thailand’s computer crime law is dangerous.

    (New York) – Thailand’s new Computer-Related Crime Act
    (CCA) gives overly broad powers to the government to restrict free
    speech, enforce surveillance and censorship, and retaliate against
    activists, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite concerns
    expressed by civil society, business, and diplomatic representatives,
    the controversial law was unanimously adopted on December 16, 2016, by
    the junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly.

    “The adoption of the Computer-Related Crime Act drastically tightens the chokehold on online expression in Thailand,” said Brad Adams,
    Asia director. “Hundreds of activists have been prosecuted since the
    May 2014 coup for exercising their freedom of expression online, and
    these latest amendments will make it even easier for the junta to punish
    its critics.”

    https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/12/21/thailand-cyber-crime-act-tightens-internet-control

    • margaretpoa

      And yet none of that is relevant here.

      • JT

        All of that is relevant here, when it goes unremarked.

        • margaretpoa

          Why? Have Joseph and Travis said that’s why they are doing what they are doing? Because it sounds like you’re assigning motives ex post facto in order to excuse their ugly behavior.

          • JT

            Their motives do not matter. The fact that they were at risk from a problematic law put in place by a junta is what is relevant here.

          • margaretpoa

            I agree. The very idea of any laws agaistt blasphemy or enforcing compulsory morality is abominable. But that still doesn’t mean that two guys being jerks for their own selfish reasons get a pass.

          • JT

            Who said anything about giving them a pass? Your conclusion jumping is getting the better of you.

          • margaretpoa

            Le sigh… Have it your way.

          • JT

            No, have it yours.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Y’all need to go to Burger King

          • torrentprime

            So if such a law were to be put in place by a 1st-world, representative democracy, it would be less bad?

          • JT

            Right. Because that’s what I said.

          • torrentprime

            “The fact that they were at risk from a problematic law put in place by a junta”
            So the important of the sentence stop at “problematic law”, then? OK, good to know

          • JT

            Huh? You seem unable to process the meaning of conjunctive descriptions.

          • torrentprime

            Taking you at your word *did* seem risky.

          • JT

            You might actually try understanding words first.

          • torrentprime

            The words – that you decide are important – need to be understood? And not the other ones? Oh, I see

          • JT

            It would help if you understood how to read.

          • torrentprime

            The words – that you decide are important – need to be read? And not the other ones? Oh, I see

          • JT

            Apparently, your idea of reading is to read only certain words. Try understanding how a language works.

        • torrentprime

          Well, if it fives us a chance to explicitly say, to them and to the world,
          HEY EVERYONE. TRUMP BEING A DOUCHE DOESN’T GET YOU OUT OF TROUBLE FOR WHATEVER IT WAS THAT YOU DID.
          Learn. Become better. And vote for the Democrat next time and EVERY time.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Huh?

          • JT

            It fives.

    • AdamTh

      Agreed, there are problems with Thailand’s legal system. However an American passport does not give you the power to ignore their legal system

      • David Walker

        True. Only the US “president” can do that.

      • JT

        And who said that?

    • Jmdintpa

      All the more reason this is ignorant. Think of the setback this causes. The conservatives there, or whatever their called can now say ” See if we give queers equality this is what they do”

      • JT

        Yes, we’ve heard this before.

    • leastyebejudged

      Entirely irrelevant.

      • JT

        Yes, you are.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I hope Thailand never has to deal with students on spring break.

    • Silver Badger

      Sadly, most of the world is doing a better job of raising their children than America is.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I meant American students 🙂

        • Silver Badger

          My comment still applies.

          • torrentprime

            It *did* do an amazing job of dodging the question I agree.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    I predict they’ll try to get on The Amazing Race, and will probably be picked.

    • Reality.Bites

      No, I don’t think they would be picked.

  • Reality.Bites

    Confession time: while visiting the Vatican I took my penis out and urinated on Catholic Church property.

    Granted, I was standing in front of a urinal at the time, but I think they got the message.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Reprobate.

      • Reality.Bites

        I prefer antichrist.

    • j.martindale

      It wouldn’t offend me, as an ex-Catholic, if there was a bit of splash involved.

      • Reality.Bites

        I was there against my will, TBH.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          I was there once. Saw this one Swiss guard. Made the trip.

    • yes b’y
    • Bob Conti

      Did you purchase an indulgence from the Indulgence Booth right by the entrance?

    • Guy z

      You’re so stooopid. I love it.

  • AdamTh

    We should check Dear Leader’s Twitter today…. He’ll likely be demanding ‘thank you’s for their release.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I wonder, over the years, how many women have flashed their boobies there. And would there be this outrage at her

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Well, if she posted them on instagram and/or if the Thai authorities caught her, I suspect the answer is yes.

      Serious questions, why is it some Americans actually feel they have the right to go to other nations and act like this? What’s the motivation? Is it some kind of counting coup? Are they trying to assert some kind of latent desire to appear superior? I honestly ask this because citizens from other nations are not in the habit of acting this way. True, there are rare exceptions, but overall, as a global traveler myself, it always seems to be U.S. tourists/visitors pulling this kind of stuff. Honestly, why do Americans do this?

      • leastyebejudged

        When visitors break our laws, they get cut similar slck. Haha. HAHAHAHAHA. Sorry I couldn’t manage the sarcasm.

        • (((GC)))

          We don’t have laws criminalizing offensive photos, or stepping on currency, or insulting the President (as much as Dolt 45* hates that).

          • leastyebejudged

            That’s irrelevant.

            Nobody makes you go abroad, you’re allowed in their country with conditions, one of which is to obey their laws. It’s not complicated.

            American exceptionalism. Everybody’s doin’ it. You’re so used to it you don’t even know when you’re doing it.

          • (((GC)))

            When I go abroad, the country’s laws are facts to be dealt with. That doesn’t mean that repressive laws get my respect and approval, or that “it’s the law” excuses authoritarian assholism. (We of all people know that!) Two wrongs don’t make a right.

          • leastyebejudged

            What you do when you go abroad is also irrelevant.

            As well as your remarks. Entirely trivial.

            Your approval is irrelevant.

            You certainly do desperately try to pretend you have some relevance though.

          • (((GC)))

            I don’t come here for personal arguments.

            Blocked.

          • leastyebejudged

            You didn’t come here to do anything but be a cowardly little weasel.

            I’m glad ignorant little POS like you block me.

            Run away, little American exceptionalist piggy.

          • Stubenville

            How about indecent exposure? Ever heard of that?

          • (((GC)))

            There are a few cases where indecent exposure and public decency laws could be justified, for example making sure drivers aren’t distracted by hotties fucking by the side of the road.

            Much of the time, it’s institutionalized prudishness that would be ridiculous if it weren’t so dangerous. Christopher Smith points out above​(/below/​wherever) that public decency laws “are and have been used since forever against ‘unruly,’ ‘out of line,’ ‘mouthy’ minorities, with GLBTs at the top of the list of targets. Nope. Very bad idea.”
            http://www.joemygod.com/2017/12/10/thailand-releases-mooning-gay-couple/#comment-3655751189

            And it’s a double standard. We don’t punish people for exposing other body parts like noses and navels. We don’t punish people for indulging in other sensual pleasures like mastication in public, even if the expensive meal they’re eating at a sidewalk cafe arouses envy. We don’t go to absurd lengths to shield young people from the existence of chocolate, or music, or running, or science fiction, or football.

            Yes, sex arouses strong and primal emotions. People learn to deal with that in the process of becoming responsible adults, and parents and other mentors have a role in that education. (Which they abdicate when they pretend that not talking about sex makes it go away.)

      • It’s not just Americans behaving badly in foreign countries, let’s be fair and honest.
        The common factor seems to be young, male and mostly heterosexual…draw your own conclusion

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Ok, let’s first dispense with the passive/aggressive notion that I implied that it was only Americans who do this…now…

          I can’t be fair because that’s just not the case. While it is true some young people from other nations can and do stupid things, the fact remains this kind of sophomoric nonsense comes from primarily Americans and not just young ones. I’ve traveled the world for decades, both for work and pleasure and I’ve seen it first hand, many, many times…and I’m not the only one. The reputation of the “ugly American” is not a fiction and pleading the case isn’t going to change that. Again, I’m sorry this offends, but it’s an observable truth.

  • Gustav2

    Hope the Traveling Asses have learned their lesson.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      I’m sure they didn’t.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Glad they won’t rot in prison for such idiocy. Wonder what’s next on their whirlwind world tour of cluelessness. Dubai?

    • gaycuckhubby

      Porn?

      • OdieDenCO

        put their asses to work

        • gaycuckhubby

          Werkq bitch!

  • Friday’s_cat

    Up next a trip to the White House to be named Good Will Ambassadors by the Great White Dope.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I know wh are rough-around-the-edges at times but I love America and Americans. I love our “barbaric yawp”

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Points for Whitman– who of course totally dug dudes.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Several years ago personal letters of his were featured on Antiques Roadshow. They were long love letters that he wrote to Burly firemen.
        God bless the old gay bard

    • JackFknTwist

      It’s a long stretch from Whitman’s Yawp to behaving like assholes in local foreign cultures.
      Who in Granada, Seville, Cordoba needs or indeed has any interest whatsoever in your ‘barbaric Yawp’.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Meh… they will survive some foolish antics

        • JackFknTwist

          Yeah they will.
          But then citizens in the USA will ask why they are so loathed abroad.

          • MBear

            The list is so very much longer than the entry that includes these two asses

    • usorthem3

      So if a Muslim visitor stuck his dick in Lincoln’s mouth and posted it that would be OK right? Respectful? Art? You homocons that voted Trump are just like the egomaniac. Sad really that you live with such pure hatred and that is all you will ever have, what a waste.

      • gaycuckhubby

        You know me so well!
        I voted for Trump four times. I flipped Wisconsin.
        I was paid by the Koch bros. Oh, and I’m russian

        • Who is this guy/gal? Appears out of nowhere wagging a prudish finger and labeling everyone a “homocon”…

    • leastyebejudged

      You are an exceptionalist.

      MAGA !

  • Jmdintpa

    Next stop mooning at some important religious site in Iran. I just donated to their go fund me.

    • usorthem3

      It’s just gross that you voted for Trump. Guess Trumpers aren’t smart enough to even know how to upload a photo of anything for a profile.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    I may be totally alone here but what was the point of their asses? I mean, the temples look much nicer then them and I became far more concerned in looking at the art and architecture of the background religious structures than their maybe all right butts. As a proud atheist if their tour was to draw reference to the negative aspects of religion, there are *plenty* of ways to do that. I would have thought that having the structures that are a supposed nemesis serving in a star role is probably not the way to do so.

    • medaka

      if their tour was to draw reference to the negative aspects of religion

      I don’t think they’re that smart, but I don’t IG.

    • Jmdintpa

      their asses are what their world revolves around. you know how it is for the pretty, it gets them everything in life and they think its all they have to give.

      • Mikey

        correction: “… and they KNOW it’s all they have to give”.

      • usorthem3

        Flabby and ugly then is the totality of their pathetic lives.

    • Jack

      They never limited themselves to religious places:

      “Traveling Butts was a popular travel Instagram account that featured Joseph and Travis Dasilva. It showed the couple traveling around the world and taking photos with their butts out at popular tourist attractions.”

      When I’ve traveled, I’ve been more concerned with seeing things than taking pictures. Sometimes I remember to, sometimes I don’t. Every once in a while I’ll think to get a picture of myself (I wandered around a cemetery in Milan and snapped a photo of my reflection in the glass doors a mausoleum and I have a picture of my reflection in the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles.

      Maybe THAT comes from reading “The Ugly American.”

      These guys have taken the every-photo-shows-me-blocking-the-view-and-not-even-looking-at-it to another level. At least, though, they are facing the attraction!

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        every-photo-shows-me-blocking-the-view-and-not-even-looking-at-it

        “Wait, I can’t stand for a photo in front of the Mona Lisa and act like she’s smiling at me? Why did I even come here?” — you know that’s been said.

        • Jack

          I was lucky enough to see her on my first trip to Paris. I went with a friend who said “there are three things I want to see in the Louvre. I see them and I’m out.” Mona Lisa was one of them.

          I was VERY lucky. I’ve been back several times and the hordes surrounding her were impassible. If someone hadn’t told me about a back entrance to the Louvre, the crowds at the main entrance might have sent me on my way.

      • killreligion

        I just saw a woman with her phone on a self absorbed stick videoing herself walking

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          But the big question: Did she have her duck face on? That part is key. Gotta have that duck face.

  • medaka

    Stupid fucking look-at-me assholes.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    I have to ask the really important question about that photo: Where did the architects find the marble? That deep grey is gorgeous and the hues are nicely balanced. Imagine that in your spa!

    • killreligion

      Probably taken from an ancient building, or perhaps it was quarried for this temple and sadly in a few hundred years will end up on another religions building. You see so many beautiful ancient stone specimen in Christian churches.

    • JuanGalicia

      Well I tried finding it on google but marble providers change the names but I have definitely seen marbles that are nearly identical for sale 😀 .
      A provider of mine calls one Modena, but i can’t find a picture rn.

    • Stubenville

      Most Thai temples are rather old (at least by western standards) so it is unlikely that any stone used in their construction would be currently commercially available. Sorry.

  • zeroagent

    Dumb-asses.

    ’nuff said.

  • Natty Enquirer

    A win for empty-headed vanity.

    • BockMcMillan

      Well, I must insist on the fact that their asses are very cute. Don’t know about their heads and their contents though 😉

      • usorthem3

        Liposuction makes them look gross. They are not even worthy of being spit upon.

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Steroids. Those two are soaking in them.

      • LOL Hey Bock! Getting ready for St. Lucia’s Day and will you get to be the center of festivities this year? 🙂

        • BockMcMillan

          Alas no, or not that I know off :-/
          The traditionalist bigots probably elected some blonde noob woman with big tatas instead of me *sigh*. The world is so unfair sometimes, eh?

  • andrew

    The Dasilva’s are physically 36 and 38 but mentally going on 13.

    • Gigi

      That’s an insult to 13-year-olds.

  • Jack

    People don’t read “The Ugly American” anymore? I read it in high school.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    What they did was stupid, but Thailand is also the country that just jailed a man for “insulting the monarchy” on Facebook. He is getting 35 years for that. Even accidentally stepping on the currency can get you jailed.

  • Jefe5084

    WTF? why?

  • BobSF_94117

    I assume that they resurrected their Instagram account in order to remove the photos, perhaps as part of some plea agreement.

    They are awfully lucky butts.

  • seant426

    Asses.

  • SFBruce

    It’s pretty simple: when you’re in a foreign country, don’t do stupid stuff.

  • dcurlee

    These two are just stupid

  • caphillprof

    They should be arrested upon arrival in the USA

    • gaycuckhubby

      What??????
      For what?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      No, they shouldn’t. What they did was stupid, ignorant, completely puerile and very much the definition of “ugly American,” but they shouldn’t be jailed for that. A bit of “Dudes, WTF were you thinking?” and a lecture or two by other travelers who must now deal with more grief because they’re American…but that’s it. Jail? no. Thailand didn’t feel it necessary, so why should you?

    • Gigi

      If we were arrested for being stupid, insensitive jerks, more than 2/3 of the population would be incarcerated.

  • Ninja0980

    These idiots haven’t learned a damn thing, have they?

  • abqdan

    Total dicks. Travel to learn about other cultures, not impose your frat-boy humor on them. I’d have left them in jail for a while…

  • NEPA78

    Are we supposed to feel sorry for these idiots? I don’t. Not even a little bit.

    • leastyebejudged

      I’m only sorry the State Department got them out so quickly, they clearly should have spent a year or two in a cell.

      Looks like the cuts and unfilled positions isn’t impacting anything after all.

  • Gerry Fisher

    C’mon, San Diego LGBT community. Ugly American Shaming is in order, here. Don’t let them re-enter the community without some finger wagging, head shaking, and a smaller social circle.

    • sdnative1958

      According to a few posters below, my home town will instead likely throw a parade just for them, because San Diegans are nothing but stupid self-centered gym bunnies that carry disdain for all others. : )

    • McSwagg

      Weren’t the gay couple arrested on a Caribbean island for having sex on their cruise ship balcony from San Diego also? Gauche behavior seems to be the norm there.

      • robindaybird

        I remember when that happened, they first tried to claim they were spied on and it was in their room – then the photos came out to show they were fucking outside in broad daylight.

  • Slippy_World
    • leastyebejudged

      Almost as amusing as breast cancer drugs that induce several different cancers.

      RIP, mom.

  • usorthem3

    They should lose their passports forever.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    “…the pair wasted no time in resurrecting their Instagram…” because that’s what shitty, completely clueless, literal definition of “ugly Americans” do.

    And some U.S. citizens still wonder “why do people hate us so much when we travel?”

    Honestly, is it really that difficult to show even a modicum of respect or at the very least, pretend to have an understanding of simple discretion? For some, the answer is apparently no.

    One final point, to those who might look at the antics these two and laugh it off as “just being a bit silly”, if you can’t see how this is distasteful or disrespectful, you’re more like Trump than you care to admit, because this is exactly the kind of egocentric nonsense he pulls.

    P.S. And no, people from other nations are rarely doing this shit, so don’t even try to go there.

    • leastyebejudged

      It’s not cluelessness, it’s how we’ve all been programmed.

      It is intentional, it’s how the USA is everywhere, we are the world bullies, the world thugs.

      Why wouldn’t they feel they have a right to do whatever they want abroad ?

      Look at all the horrified people here that on one hand are all “They’re asses”, yet on the other, absolutely horrified that the two should have to face justice.

      The USA dictates what’s justice, dictates everything.

      • Ivan T. Errible

        Thank you for your self righteousness dressed in the robes of self criticism.

        The puritanism of the “progressive” on display, once again.

  • leastyebejudged

    They should not have been released, they belong in a Thai prison.

    • kanehau

      Name checks out…

      • torrentprime

        Points

    • gaycuckhubby

      Wow

      • leastyebejudged

        American exceptionality at its best right here.

        They belong in prison.

    • Friday

      Eh, they deserved to get busted, but probably that should have been enough to make the point.

  • Gigi

    I have zero sympathy for these egotistical jerks. I’ve travelled all over the world and the one thing I learne long ago is to respect the customs and cultural morays of the countries I’ve visited. Learn a few words of their language, don’t yell at them in ‘American’ thinking they’ll know what you’re saying, and don’t be disrespectful. It’s not difficult.

  • kanehau

    I hope they realize how fucking lucky they were.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      You’ve got to be kidding. 🤨

      • thatotherjean

        Not really–seven years in prison is a long time. They didn’t have to serve it, but they might have, if a Thai judge wasn’t feeling generous that day.

        • peacfulseas inWA

          If they were thrown into a regular Thai jail it might have seemed like years. I have zero time to delve into it but I’m curious where they were incarcerated and accommodations.

  • SBW

    They are lucky to get away with such stupidity.

  • Paula

    I hope the Thai government made them reimburse the country for their accommodations in jail.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Have their fathers thanked Dotard Trump yet??

  • Aaron Bensimon

    Not feeling the outrage expressed on this thread.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Then you must have a limited concept of what respect or discretion is and should probably not travel outside your borders. Honestly, when I read a comment like this, I wonder if some people can even conceive of what being simply polite and respectful is.

      • bzrd

        if not a bot
        it is brain dead

    • Please don’t leave the country, then…

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Unversed as I am in the techniques of taking selfies, could someone explain how that photo was taken? Was there a third person involved in taking it?

    • sdnative1958

      Timer on a tripod. Or by another tasteless American tourist.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Aah, tripod. Didn’t think of that.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Personally, I find them to be filth of the lowest kind. And, if ever I see them when visiting San Diego, I’ll tell them just that. Thai’s are some of the kindest, most respectful of others and to see this vulgar, disgusting, flagrant disrespect to them makes want to punch them in the face repeatedly. Regardless of how mamy ‘roids they take.

  • JWC

    The only thing i see in this is the remegence of the Ugly American When you travel to another country you respect their customs and values The world is NOT America’s playground , to do and act as they freely feel Total lack of respect These two are a disgusting representation of their country

    • torrentprime

      “reemergence”
      I don’t know when or agree that s/he went away in the first place.

      • JWC

        just better disquised

  • thatotherjean

    Jackasses. They clearly learned nothing. i wish Thailand had actually imprisoned them for a few months; it might have taught them some respect for the laws of other countries.

  • Friday

    These idiots need to learn some respect for others. If you can’t respect someone else’s sacred things and places, don’t freaking go there.

  • Pablo Sánchez

    When are they going to moon the Lincoln or Vietnam Memorial? (Sarcasm)

  • GanymedeRenard

    Morons. That’s it.

  • Ogre Magi

    I have no interest in visiting Thailand, and I am indifferent to Buddhism but I have zero sympathy for these two jackasses

    • Stubenville

      Parts of Thailand are really beautiful, but the heat and humidity can be discouraging. I would like to visit again.

      • (((GC)))

        A legal system where people risk significant jail time for posting politically incorrect photos, or insulting the king, is something I find quite discouraging, even abhorrent.

        • stevenj

          Thailand’s government has been run by a military junta since 2014.

          • Stubenville

            I visited in the late 1990’s but the government has been fairly repressive for decades.The country is very beautiful in many places, and the Thai people are among the most welcoming I’ve ever met.

          • peacfulseas inWA

            This is the perfect time of the year to be on the beaches of Phuket. I’m normally there for Nov.-Dec.I’m not much into the holidays and have a touch of SADS.My mom is not doing well. Favorite area is Kata Rock. Priced for nearly every pocketbook. I second Stubenville’s sentiment on welcoming. Have some idea of the culture and I’m sure these 2 morons were. Think Thailand is strict, visit Singapore sometime.People do fall in love with Thailand. Great for the retired but difficult to work without a good command of the language. I had to rescue one gal who went native that I sent who chose my surgeon. My surgeon went over and above making sure she had shelter and keeping me updated on her situation.

          • I was in Singapore on a stopover for two days two years ago flying from Sydney – Beijing. I stayed at the Ritz Carlton. I was wearing jeans when I checked in – clearly underdressed for the hotel. I felt spied on. There was spy devices in the room- the only place which felt as creepy was the Hotel Diplomat in Moscow that i stayed at once outside the Kremlin. There was someone standing outside my room, following me around the hotel at all times. There were also tons of lady hookers in the hotel, which is surprising since it is a classy place. The cabbies felt like spy police. That place is spooky beyond belief. It makes Beijing seem laid back and carefree.

          • peacfulseas inWA

            I’d like to zip in and out to see the Terracotta Army and hope they find a way to investigate the tomb before my lifetime ceases or Dotard destroys the people living on this planet .

          • I have just been to Beijing and Hong Kong — both places are very modern. Anything more than 20 years old is considered old in China. They are preserving old places in Beijing – but I would get there sooner than later.

          • Mihangel apYrs

            that wasn’t my experience of Singapore, though we were with our HK boy and his boyfriend.

        • Stubenville

          Then you shouldn’t live in or visit Thailand. Would you tell people not to visit the USA because of our president?

  • Mike

    Two asses.

  • Stubenville

    Ugly Americans.

  • Jamie Wilson

    The report above says that they resurrected their Insta account with all of the offending pics. I don’t think that’s true. There is an account now with their old account name, but it looks like a fake. The imposter account seems to have grabbed their old pics as well as a lot of butt pics from different accounts, including butt pics posted by women. You can tell it’s fake coz they were posting pics while these 2 were in prison and had no computer access.

  • IDavid

    They would be extremely wise to issue a public apology and explain their actions.

    • That would be nice — but sometimes it is best to just shut up and leave. How do you explain acting like jerks and showing no respect for one of the oldest and most peaceful — and gay tolerant cultures, Thai Buddhism, on the planet? Thailand is an American ally. There is no excuse for what they did. They are idiots. An apology would be nice, but at this point, they are huge national embarrassments.

      • Al Prazolam

        Myanmar’s a Buddhist country, yet the U.S. State Dept. warns:
        “Consensual same-sex sexual activity is illegal under section 377 of the Burmese penal code, which has provisions against ‘sexually abnormal’ behavior and entails punishments up to life imprisonment.”
        Not so tolerant.

        • Same-sex relations have been legal in Thailand since 1956. Gay people cannot get married but I thought Buddhism was relatively enlightened. I am not an expert. Compared to nearby nations such as Indonesia or even India it is tolerant though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Thailand

          • SDG

            Depends on which strain of Buddhism.

        • this is a dumb question but is your name a take on a medication? Like Om Neprozole? LOL. I have to take that one for acid reflux.

          • Al Prazolam

            Sure as hell it is. I’m a very tranquil person.

  • OCW

    OMG it is like the storyline on American Vandal (netflix). one of the slyest, cleverest, shows I have seen in a long time. The question on the show “Who drew the dicks!”

    • torrentprime

      I keep thinking I’m going to be over the show, but it is *damned* funny. And I usually can’t stand mockumentaries.

  • Dunkerblinker

    I hope they learned something from this incident…when is another country you have to act like you have an ounce of common sense and be respectful.

  • Mihangel apYrs

    One should be polite and courteous (“PC”) wherever one travels, but especially to countries with strict laws. But I would ask these morons, “how would you feel if someone flashed their bums in front of someone you cared for?”

    PS
    Since they’ve put the pics back up, I would advise them to keep away from the far east, since the religions are cross-border. Singapore would spank their botties, and if a flight ever got diverted to Thailand . . .