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Thai beauty queen victim of racist slurs for siding with anti-government protesters

Maya Taylor



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The winner of the 2020 Miss Grand Thailand competition has become the target of racist online attacks after declaring her support for the ongoing anti-government protest movement. Nation Thailand reports that Pacharaporn Chantarapadit, aka, “Nam”, took the title of Miss Grand Thailand on Sunday evening, in a televised competition shown nationwide.

While being interviewed on stage on Saturday, the same day anti-government activists held a mass rally in Bangkok, the beauty queen, from the southern province of Ranong, voiced her support for the movement, taking aim at the current administration.

“With my heart, I choose the protesters. The people have the right to express their views on what is best for the country. If you call this country Thailand, we need a real democracy. And moreover, we need you to get out of the country.”

Her words prompted outrage from those in support of the government, with people taking to social media to attack Nam. Many resorted to crude, racist abuse, using words such as “negro” and “coal black”, to refer to her skin colour. Pale skin continues to be revered in Thailand, leading to deeply-ingrained prejudice against darker-skinned citizens.

The attacks have been condemned by Nam’s followers, who accuse her critics of being ill-informed. They’re also urging other pro-democracy supporters to boycott Thai celebrities who either continue to stand up for the government or don’t support the anti-government movement. Many say they have decided to unfollow their former idols because of their political views or their refusal to speak out. Thai K-pop singers are the latest in the firing line, with several hashtags calling for pro-democracy supporters to boycott the music stars.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:25 am

    This is why we have protests. She can’t even express her opinion with being condemned for not being white Thai instead of brown Thai, if she was white Thai would it make any difference? Is this the Americanization of Thailand? This is not Buddhism.

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      Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:03 pm

      Also, many, many, many white Americans spend billions of USD trying to attain her skin tone. Scratch her skin, and do the same to a “white” Thai. Are both bloods red or What? Regardless of what people may think about another’s race, creed or nationality . . . . There’s only ONE RACE . . . THE HUMAN RACE !!!!!

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        Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:46 pm

        I absolutely agree with your comment.

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      Issan John

      Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      Sadly, it probably would “make a difference”.

      When people have to stoop to this, just as when “leaders” have to resort to any means to silence the opposition whether it’s in the West (in Belarus or elsewhere) or in the East rather than engage in constructive debate, then it’s usually a sign they’d lose the debate.

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    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Where is dumbass Alan from? Led a shallowed uneducated life thus far huh Alan?

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      Toby Andrews

      Friday, September 25, 2020 at 12:37 am

      Hey Junkman your comment matches your name. I have seen nothing from you expressing an opinion od anything.
      Make a comment on the subject or shut the up.
      I bet you still live with you mother at 55.

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    Perceville Smithers

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    I always see a a mix of Thai ladies…some wanting pale, ghost white skin and the others loving their dark, sun-kissed bronze color.

    Those people criticizing are ignorant. To some, they would be looked at tne same as they’re looking at her.

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    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Confusing for the wokerati

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    Edy F.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:05 am

    There are same stupid people anywhere in the world. Hate and separation anywhere, like pro and anti masks. This works for globalists, they want people to fight and divide..
    Love is the only way to save the world.

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