Bangkok: An episode of 'Thailand's Got Talent' has stirred a morality debate after a contestant painted a canvas using her bare breasts, drawing a rebuke from the culture minister who called it "very shocking."
Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome said on Monday that nudity on television is not considered appropriate in Thai society. She said the show's producers have been summoned to explain why the segment was broadcast and the ministry will then decide whether to take action.
"This program is intended to showcase the talent of Thai people and it usually encourages youths to show their special skills," the minister told reporters. "Still, there have to be some limits."
The show, broadcast Sunday on Thailand's Channel 3, featured 23-year-old Duangjai Jansaunoi, who walked onstage barefoot in jeans and a baggy men's button-down shirt. She introduced herself as an independent artist from northern Thailand....more
02:56 AM, Jun 19, 2012