WTF: Taking Selfies Will Now Land You In Jail In Thailand

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Don't we have bigger things to worry about?

Personally, I think selfies have gotten out of hand. People stop to take them at super-inconvenient times and pay no damn attention to anyone else around them. I have nearly walked straight-on into countless amount of people who basically stopped in the middle of traffic. Awesome. So yes, I sort of see the reasoning behind making selfies illegal.

In Thailand, however, they're actually taking selfie laws to a whole new level. 

According to Reuters, Thailand's government has issued a warning on Monday that selfies showing the "lower half of a woman's breasts" violate their computer crime laws. More specifically it would violate the terms against "damage to the country's security or causes public panic" and "any obscene computer data which is accessible to the public".

If the flesh under a woman's breasts causes "public panic" then perhaps there is something wrong with the public not the picture. Come on people — don't we have other things to worry about that a hint of bottom-boob? SIGH.

And the scariest part? Women can get a sentence of five years in jail for this type of selfie.  There is, however, a loophole in how to get away with taking them: 

"When people take 'underboob selfies' no one can see their faces," ministry spokesman Anandha Chouchoti revealed to Reuters

Ummm ... OK then. Carry on!


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