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Foreign tourist apologises for doing handstand at Wat Pho

By The Nation

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

A foreign tourist has apologised on his Instagram page for posting a photo of himself doing a handstand in front of the main Buddha image inside Wat Pho in Phra Nakhon, Bangkok.

 

The tourist, whose Instagram account is soseguri that has 546 followers, deleted the photo and published an apology early on Friday.

 

"I am very sorry for the picture that I posted yesterday. I want to apologise to all the Thai and Buddhist people that have been harmed by my acts. It was not my intention," he posted.

 

His picture was widely shared and drew a lot of criticism.

 

In the pictutre posted he typed "Presenting my respect to Buda ... #thailand#buda # handstand #workinghard #have fun."

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30356322

 
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I detest ignoramuses.

You dont need to kiss arse.

I also detest people who wai immigration officers.

But if you come here, do a freaking google search on more than the hotel, and the map to nana plaza.

Screw this retard.

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1 minute ago, Henrik Andersen said:
8 minutes ago, SammyT said:

Seems a pretty minor and odd thing to get outraged about, to be fair

 

Why I think you not respect Thai culture ???

 

Huh? I think you missed the point...

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20 minutes ago, SammyT said:

Seems a pretty minor and odd thing to get outraged about, to be fair

 

Apparently, he usually calls the immigration officer's "brah".

Sees them as mates.

 

😜

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Some people are just natural born iditos...they have to be told everything, no natural intelligence 

  Would he have done that in his parent's place of worship?

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3 minutes ago, dotpoom said:

Some people are just natural born iditos...they have to be told everything, no natural intelligence 

  Would he have done that in his parent's place of worship?

He would say, "look mommy and daddy! see what I can do?!"

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26 minutes ago, cmiuc said:

He would say, "look mommy and daddy! see what I can do?!"

That is of course if he has the intelligence to put a sentence together...

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Although the act might seems innocuous to some but is disrespectful to the locals.As you are in their land you must respect their way of thinking and culture whether you agree with them or not

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What can you say? There really is quite a lot of idiots the world over! Would these idiots consider doing gymnastics in Westminster Abbey or maybe York Cathedral...…………………don't answer that!

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1 hour ago, Formaleins said:

What can you say? There really is quite a lot of idiots the world over! Would these idiots consider doing gymnastics in Westminster Abbey or maybe York Cathedral...…………………don't answer that!

don't answer that!

 

Why not???

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Some people see every situation needing a boost to party mode. Everyone is different  Wouldnt ot be better to respect everyone for being different and not go all ape shat about thai culture and religion all the time. I really feel sick when i hear more people apologizing. I think people get a morbid kick out of making peoplw apologize and wai. Surely im not the only person that sees this. My Thai wife certainly thinka this is all it is and an embarrassment to the country for people a not so accepting people at all.

The guy pushed some buttons but it looks pretty boring....

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I simply don't understand idiots that do this kind of [email protected] He has to know it's disrespectful. he has to know this. If he wasn't at least that bright he'd be back in his trailer in the Ozarks.

 

Let him spend a year in the Bangkok Hilton.

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18 hours ago, Small Joke said:

I detest ignoramuses.

You dont need to kiss arse.

I also detest people who wai immigration officers.

But if you come here, do a freaking google search on more than the hotel, and the map to nana plaza.

Screw this retard.

Wow, who's an angry budgie?

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20 hours ago, SammyT said:

The real crime here is wearing those stupid pants...

My guess is that wearing those pants was not a matter of choice.  You can see the belt on his shorts that he has on underneath.  When you go to a temple in the 'wrong attire', you are offered pants as in the picture for a small fee.  I've always assumed that local lads are taking the rise out of tourists by offering really gaudy pants.

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21 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

Blasphemer!

 

Seal the borders. Leave no rock unturned until he is located and imprisoned for his transgressions.

And amputate his hands so he cannot repeat offend !!!

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