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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