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MEA says electrical wires seen in Crowe tweet are not theirs

PHOTO: Electrical wires in Russell Crowe's tweet drew a defensive response from the MEA. (via Twitter Russell Crowe)

While Russell Crowe’s tweets while filming his new movie in Thailand caused a stir on Thai social media, winning praise from PM Prayut Chan-o-cha and Phuket Sandbox authorities, one group was not nearly as enthused about his posts. The Metropolitan Electric Authority in Bangkok released a statement defending itself after Crowe posted a photo captioned “Bangkok Dreaming” that depicted Thailand’s infamous jumble of sparking electrical wiring.

The post had garnered tons of responses and retweets with the hashtag “Welcome To Bangkok” trending, though many intended the greeting to be backhanded. The picture was used to simultaneously welcome the actor while delivering barbs to the poorly managed electrical grid and infrastructure of Thailand.

The MEA in Bangkok were not amused. They posted a response to the tweet and especially the negative comments by Thai people. In their rebuttal, they claim that the tangle of cables seen in Crowe’s tweet was not under the authority of the MEA.

They say that the wires are, in fact, not even electrical or power cables. They did not clarify what the wires were for or who is responsible for them. The statement vowed that the MEA takes safety very seriously and that any issues or problems with electrical wires or power cables should be handled by promptly contacting the MEA directly.

MEA says electrical wires seen in Crowe tweet are not theirs | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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Neill Fronde

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.