Part of the problem with non-news stories like Bruce Caitlyn Jenner dominating the media is they crowd out genuinely important stories like this one.
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.
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. — Reuters
Underboob selfies. My goodness. How can you not love this century?
There’s a Facebook page dedicated to this phenomenon, of course, which proves it’s real. Things aren’t real unless they’re on Facebook. (I learned that on Facebook.)
I join with the rest of the world, shaking our heads over Thailand’s official consternation regarding this phenomenon while tolerating an active international prostitution industry. Their concern, they say, is cyber-security and public safety. I presume they pronounce these warnings sincerely. I laugh in their face (and lovely parts south).
Clearly, they’re worried about the wrong boobs.