facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Miss Universe Thailand relinquishes crown following backlash over political commentary

Mounting public criticism for scathing remarks made by Miss Universe Thailand regarding Thailand's pro-government "red shirt" movement have prompted the 22 year-old beauty queen to renounce her title and turn in her crown.
By JC Finley   |   June 10, 2014 at 1:55 PM   |   Comments

http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/em/i/UPI-3991402420620/2014/1/14024220977350/Miss-Universe-Thailand-relinquishes-crown-following-backlash-over-political-commentary.jpg
BANGKOK, June 10 (UPI) -- Miss Universe Thailand announced Monday she would relinquish her crown and title following backlash over remarks she made regarding Thailand's "red shirt" pro-government movement.

Shortly after Weluree "Fai" Ditsayabut, 22, was crowned Miss Universe Thailand, comments she had posted online against supporters of the country's now deposed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra came to light. In her posts, she called the demonstrators "dirty," "evil activists" who "should all be executed."

The beauty queen issued a televised apology on May 19, claiming she was "careless. I was young. I did it recklessly," and promising "It won't happen again."

On Monday, Weluree explained to reporters in Bangkok her reason for stepping down. "I felt under pressure. I tried to improve myself but what I could not stand was to see my mother stressed."

Follow @OneCuriousWorld and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts
2
Missing college student Connor Trapatsos spotted on surveillance video Missing college student Connor Trapatsos spotted on surveillance video
3
Freedom variant LCS takes to water Freedom variant LCS takes to water
4
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially bans sales of Tesla Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially bans sales of Tesla
5
Boy hunter, 11, shoots rare albino deer with crossbow Boy hunter, 11, shoots rare albino deer with crossbow
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback