controversy

  • Food

    King of Fruits creates stink in Swedish Disgusting Food Museum

    Durian, often hailed as the King of Fruits sparked a heated debate after being ranked 17th in Sweden’s Disgusting Food Museum. The museum, located in Malmö, showcases some of the world’s most repulsive foods. Karim Bukhadurov, a travel influencer based in Sweden, captured the attention of millions by posting a video on Instagram featuring the museum. The video has garnered…

  • Thailand News

    Controversial sticker-covered Pai highway sign sparks fury

    In Mae Hong Son’s Pai district, the highway sign that reads Welcome to Pai has found itself at the centre of a heated controversy. Adorned with an array of stickers, the sign has divided opinion on whether it’s a quirky tradition or a potential road hazard. The viral photo, widely circulated on social media over the past week, showcases the…

  • Thailand News

    Pita’s shocking family secrets exposed in IG post controversy

    Former Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat came forward to address the controversies surrounding his alleged Cambodian ancestry. In a recent Instagram post that captivated his 2.7 million followers, Pita shed light on his maternal grandmother, Anusri, and the intriguing connections within his family tree. Setting the record straight, Pita affirmed his grandmother’s birthplace as Bangkok, vehemently dismissing any claims…

  • Thailand News

    Chulalongkorn University’s CU Radio on air hours change triggers debate

    Chulalongkorn University‘s iconic CU Radio station, a beacon of knowledge for over six decades, triggered a storm of criticism by chopping its broadcasting hours from 6am to midnight to 6am to 6pm. Starting today, the airwaves on FM101.5 will fall silent post-6pm, heralding the advent of Chula Radio Plus. Established in 1958, the station, synonymous with quality education, faces a…

  • Thailand News

    YouTubers Jung and Cullen grapple with overzealous fans in Thailand

    Two popular YouTubers, Jung and Cullen, have become the darlings of Thailand, capturing the hearts of the nation with their endearing content and love for Thai culture. However, their rise to fame has not been without its challenges. The duo has recently found themselves at the centre of a controversy that raises questions about the boundaries between public figures and their…

  • Thailand News

    School director transferred after student’s criticism of lunch quality sparks protest

    A recent student protest has led to the imminent transfer of a school director in the Mae La Noi district, Mae Hong Son. The unrest was sparked when the director, Sineenat Rodkrue, complained to the local police about a student who had criticised the quality of school lunches on social media. The controversy unfolded on yesterday, January 12, at Rat…

  • Thailand News

    Somrak Kamsing attends religious ceremony amid controversy

    Former Thai boxer Somrak Kamsing today attended a religious ceremony at Sirisuttho Temple in Ban Dung, Udon Thani where renowned teacher Pairoj, a famous Yant cloth writer, presided over the event. The ceremony included the consecration of the temple hall, the installation of a new Buddha statue, and the blessing of the Buddha statue. The 50 year old Somrak, who…

  • China News

    Dog leash drama: Woman leading boyfriend sparks debate in China

    A video clip of a young woman leading her boyfriend on a dog leash while shopping has sparked a heated online debate in China. The woman was seen making her boyfriend crawl on the street and berating him to move faster when he struggled to keep up. The young woman had attached a dog leash around the young man’s neck,…

  • China News

    Wedding gift woes: Ex-boyfriend’s 1140 baht sparks online debate

    A bride was delighted to receive a large red envelope wedding gift from her ex-boyfriend, the content of which totalled 233 yuan. Despite the sum not being substantial, it displayed sincerity, causing some online commenters to be alarmed, suggesting the amount harbours an ominous meaning. The narrative of inviting former lovers to weddings occasionally provides comedic tales, largely due to…

  • Thailand News

    Japanese ramen giant faces backlash in Thailand over misleading freshly made claims

    A renowned Japanese ramen restaurant, with over 60 years of history, recently launched a pop-up store in Thailand. Despite the initial excitement among food enthusiasts, the store stirred controversy after allegations of deceptive advertising. The restaurant had widely promoted the pop-up store, inviting people to enjoy a taste of Japan. When asked online if they used pre-packaged ingredients or fresh…

  • China News

    Guestless wedding shocks rural Chinese village

    In a small rural village in Guizhou Province, Southwestern China, a grand wedding took place with over 100 Chinese tables meticulously set up to celebrate the union of a groom and his bride. However, the most startling aspect of this extravagant event was the complete absence of guests. At the guestless wedding, not a single villager from the community attended…

  • Thailand News

    Meter’s ticking: Bangkok taxi fare fiasco fuels call for stricter rules

    A taxi driver in Bangkok who declined to use his meter and instead tried to charge a fixed fare of 300 baht has prompted a demand for more stringent enforcement by the relevant authorities. The incident occurred today when a passenger named Kannika Sena informed Khaosod Online about her experience. Kannika had just returned from out of town and visited…

  • Thailand News

    Controversial union: Thai man’s marriage to older Chinese woman stirs debate

    The controversial union of a 23 year old man who married a 45 year old woman sparked a flurry of criticism in Thailand. The age and appearance of the bride, who hails from Guangdong province, have been the subjects of controversy. The couple met at an event and despite the 22 year age gap, their relationship blossomed into a happy…

  • World News

    Justin Bieber sparks controversy with wrong image in Israel support post

    Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber inadvertently stirred controversy through an Instagram post meant to extend his support to Israel but mistakenly used an image of the war-torn region in Palestine. The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, which has resulted in countless injuries and deaths, has drawn global attention, with many celebrities weighing in. The sensitivity and complexity surrounding this issue…

  • World News

    Vietnamese restaurant’s eating challenge sparks outrage as owner gripes over girl’s win

    A restaurant’s promotional eating challenge in Vietnam has sparked controversy on social media. The challenge involved consuming two trays of fried chicken within 90 minutes, with the reward being five million dong. However, the owner’s reaction to a young girl completing the challenge has ignited criticism from netizens. Restaurants often create promotions or games to attract customers, setting various rules…

  • China News

    Chinese kindergarten principal’s illicit affair with student’s dad ignites online uproar

    A relationship beyond the usual teacher-parent interaction between a kindergarten principal and a student’s father in Guangxi, China sparked controversy on social media. The principal’s husband revealed the scandal, accusing his wife of having an “intimate relationship” with the student’s father, providing photographic evidence of them sharing a hotel room multiple times, at least three to four times per month,…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Chiang Mai school cancels controversial 2000 baht fine for exam failures

    A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between a teacher and students in a Chiang Mai secondary school, which required students to pay a fine of 2,000 baht per credit if they failed or scored zero in exams, has been scrapped. The MOU, which attracted criticism on social media, was not mandated by the school’s administrators but was the initiative of the…

  • World News

    Vietnamese model Ngoc Trinh’s motorcycle stunt sparks safety concerns on social media (video)

    Vietnamese model and entrepreneur, Ngoc Trinh, stirred controversy on social media with a video clip of her doing a motorcycle stunt. Despite riding in a sparsely populated area, the model faces criticism for her hazardous manoeuvres, including lifting both hands off the handlebars and posing for the camera. Ngoc Trinh, a well-known figure in Vietnam’s entertainment industry, has faced several…

  • Thailand News

    Nakhon Ratchasima villagers protest against monastery for ignoring ancient site encroachment order

    Villagers from Luang Ta Kien and Ta Kien Thong, Huai Thalaeng district, Nakhon Ratchasima, staged a protest today against an unidentified monastery that has encroached on an ancient site. Despite an order by the Department of Fine Arts nearly a year ago to dismantle the structure, no action has been taken. The villagers, who have filed multiple cases against the…

  • World News

    Ex marks the text: Woman astonished as ex-boyfriend taps her to script wedding vows

    A woman was shocked after her ex-boyfriend, who was due to be married, requested her to pen his wedding vows for his soon-to-be bride. The startling revelation came from a Taiwanese website, Next Apple, where the woman posted about her peculiar predicament, sparking a heated debate among netizens. The woman explained that her ex-lover is set to tie the knot…

  • Politics News

    Thai MP has beef with beef restaurant that calls him scum

    In an unusual incident, a Member of Parliament found himself on the receiving end of a vulgar slur. The slur was scribed on a delivery package from a renowned beef restaurant, which was ordered by the MP himself, creating a whirlwind of controversy. Piyarat Chongthep, the offended MP in question, represents the Phra Khanong Bangna area of Bangkok. He is…

  • Politics News

    Ethics probe: Thai Deputy House Speaker under fire for beer post

    “With which candidate would you rather have a beer?” That question has become a standard litmus test for likeability and authenticity in American politics. But in Thai politics, having a beer can land you in a massive political scandal. Padipat Suntiphada, the Deputy House speaker, was recently shown on video on social media indulging in a craft beer, stirring a…

  • World News

    Yoga attire of a woman on Hong Kong subway sparks online controversy

    In Hong Kong, an online community member sparked a debate after he shared a picture of a woman, captured in secret, wearing yoga pants on a subway ride. Said woman, wearing a black top and skin-tight grey yoga pants, was engrossed in her phone when the picture was taken and put up on a public forum for criticism. The post,…

  • Politics News

    Rayong MP Nakhonchai steps down after criminal past revealed

    Amid the swirling storm of controversy, Move Forward Party MP for Rayong, Nakhonchai Khunnarong made a public statement on his Facebook account regarding his criminal conviction in a theft case over 20 years ago. In his post, he expressed his willingness to shoulder the blame and depart from his role. He confirmed that he would be stepping down in just one…

  • World News

    Bikini-clad women helping Bali farmers sparks online controversy

    In a recent incident, a viral video featuring six female tourists in bikinis assisting local farmers in Bali sparked debate among netizens, with many questioning their motives. The footage and accompanying discourse centred on the appropriateness of their attire and the apparent disruption of local work. This bikini controversy generated extensive attention on social media platforms. According to Daily Mail,…

  • Thailand News

    Student rejoins class amid clothing controversy, MSDHS holds meeting without representation

    A 15 year old Thai student was able to return to her regular classes at an educational development school despite controversy over her clothing choices. The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) held a meeting today on the issue. At 7.40am this morning, Yok attended school in a white T-shirt, black warm-up pants, and sneakers, carrying an iPad.…