Couple Arrested in Thailand for Showing Buttocks in Disrespectful Photo

Joseph and Travis Dasilva maintained a now-deleted Instagram account with 14,000 followers called “Traveling Butts.” After they posted a photo of themselves at a famous Buddhist temple with their buttocks exposed, they were arrested.

Deputy police spokesman Krisana Pattanacharoen said the men were arrested Tuesday night at a Bangkok airport and face public indecency charges.

The men caused an uproar in Buddhist-majority Thailand last week after their photo taken at Bangkok’s Wat Arun was widely shared, prompting a police investigation.

 

…[P]olice were preparing more charges against the Americans, because they posted their photos on the internet and took photos of their naked body parts at a religious site.

They would be charged with violating the computer crime law for posting pornographic pictures online and breaching Section 206 of the criminal law concerning behaviour at a religious place that insults the religion, Pol Col Jarupat said.

The couple faces prison sentences if found guilty.

Read more about it at the Bangkok Post and USA Today.

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Social Media Management Company Fired After Tweeting NSFW Picture on RealtyTrac

RealtyTrac uses an automated service to post on Twitter. The service accidentally posted a NSFW (not safe for work) picture during one of its regularly scheduled tweets.

The automated service was immediately terminated, and the offending post deleted.

When asked how the tweet appeared on RealtyTrac’s feed, RealtyTrac Vice President Daren Blomquist said that the tweet was a mistake and the result of an automated service that the company immediately discontinued using…

Blomquist also said that going forward, all posts to RealtyTrac’s Twitter feed will be “reviewed by an actual person employed by RealtyTrac before posting.”

Read more about it at Housing Wire.

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