“How did he?” or “Jealous!” would be the immediate reaction to a photo of a handsome white guy lovingly holding hands with his less-than-pristine-looking Thai partner.
Recently exploding the Thai blogasphere, the picture then became a viral sensation on Facebook, with over 90,000 shares since it was first published last Friday.
However, the Thai man is having none of it, and responded to his pathetic Internet trolls with dignity over what happened, saying it wasnâ€™t the first time he was subjected to such bullying.
In an interview with Thairath, Naparui â€œMondâ€ Kaendi addressed the disrespect toward his privacy after all manner of ugliness was hurled at him for doing nothing more than holding hands with his German boyfriend, a moment photographed and spread online to a chorus of malignancy.
“I saw that person. There was someone staring at us, and I thought to myself, ‘Here we go again,’â€ he told Thairath. â€œLast year someone took a photo of us too during the Songkran holiday and spread it online, but but it didn’t receive attention as much as this time. I’m not very happy about it.”
But it wasn’t so much homophobia as some judgement about his appearance.
In local social media and Thailand’s biggest newspapers to gay magazine Attitude UK, the story has spread internationally of Thai keyboard trolls bashing Mond for his appearance, saying he doesnâ€™t deserve a “hot white guy.”
The 29-year-old creative director said it wasnâ€™t different than other privacy violations.
“Taking photos of people like that is no different than filming under a woman’s skirt.” he said. “It’s a violation of privacy. The first caption I saw was ‘Iâ€™ll have to make my face ugly [to get a hot guy].'”
He said heâ€™s somewhat accustomed to hearing nasty comments about his appearance being â€œundeservingâ€ of his partner.
“Sometimes people comment ‘the foreigner got himself a hooker.’ People don’t know how long we have been together or who we are. Of course, I cannot tell them what to think, but these things wouldn’t happen if no one took a photo.â€
Well it’s not one photo, we have a few to show you, just to leave you sad girls and gay men green in envy.-MYNEWSHUB.CC