Thai model who ranted about Chinese tourists under attack

Thai model who ranted about Chinese tourists under attack

The Thai model who had posted a video online, where she ranted about the bad behaviour of Chinese tourists, has faced a barrage of negative comments on her Facebook page.

Ms Duangjai Phichitamphon had recorded a video in which she commented about the behaviour of Chinese tourists cutting the queue at a tax refund counter in South Korea.

When the video portraying Chinese tourists in a negative light made headlines, Ms Phichitamphon's video post attracted hundreds of abusive comments.

Her Facebook page is now overrun by people insulting her in both Chinese and English.

In the video, which has since been viewed millions of times according to the Shanghaiist, the angry model is seen being pushed around by a throng of Chinese scrambling for a tax refund counter.

She accuses them of cutting the queue, pushing their way to the front of the line, and other unpleasant behaviour.

The Shanghaiist speculated that those lashing out range from Hong Kongers who support the central government, angry Chinese who have somehow circumvented internet restrictions, or even commentators hired by the Chinese government to shape public opinion.

Most of the comments follow a general theme, accusing her of being a transgender 'ladyboy', having gone through plastic surgery, or insulting Thailand for being a poor and degenerate country.

The avalanche of comments has reached such an extent that Ms Phichitamphon has decided to delete the video from her Facebook page. That, however, hasn't deterred commenters from flooding her page.

 

andrewg@sph.com.sg

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