And I Thought American’s Were Sensitive!Posted: May 24, 2012
So I was watching GMA this morning and a segment came on about Lady Gaga being involved in yet another controversy. As she’s always a good one for drama, I watched in eager anticipation. Apparently, she sent out a tweet that has seriously offended some people in Thailand. I waited with baited breath to hear what she had said. How bad was it? Tsunami joke? Human trafficking joke? What could she have said that would put the country up in arms?
I just landed in Bangkok baby! Ready for 50,000 screaming Thai monsters. I wanna get lost in a lady market and buy fake Rolex.”
Umm, uh…still looking for the upsetting part. First thing that drew me was “lady market.” Maybe a prostitution joke? Nope, just an open air market, according to Google. Thai monsters? She calls all of her fans “monsters”, so that can’t be it. Fake Rolex? Is that offensive?
Seriously, I’m still trying to figure this out. But people in Thailand were definitely offended. There were complaints from Thai citizens that indicated this statement was “offensive, insulting and bad for the country’s image”.
I can definitely see why Thailand would be worried about their image. Tourists flock there every year for the scenery, cuisine, customs and…the child sex tours. Now where is NAMBLA going to hold their annual membership meetings?
God forbid a country where 40% of their prostitutes are children should have their image besmirched by something as offensive as the idea that they might…gasp…sell knock-off jewelry.
“We are more civilized than you think,” tweeted Thai DJ Surahit Siamwalla, who also called for a boycott of Gaga’s Friday show in Bangkok.
FYI, DJ with the worst stage name ever, I didn’t think your country was civilized to begin with. As long as Thailand continues to be listed as a top destination for victims of sex traffic, as well as the perverts who use them, the Thai vacation is off my bucket list.
As long as your politicians are getting teenagers pregnant and your police support child abuse openly, I’m about as likely to go there as I am to take a cruise around the African horn. You don’t need to worry about your reputation with me. You didn’t have one to begin with.
Also, what’s up with the hate on for knock offs? Lady Gaga is known for her love of knock offs and I respect that. Why spend $2000 on a watch when you can spend $20? Knock offs are sold EVERYWHERE, including the good old US of A and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I wear my Fada and my Berkinsticks with pride, and no one knows I got them at Flea World.
My point is, don’t get offended by stupidity when your country has bigger problems. Ask most people what they think of Thailand and most will immediately think of child prostitution or death sentences for drug possession. So don’t worry, no one is associating your precious county with knock off Rolex’s. We’re all too busy thinking about baby rape.