Foreign man arrested for being shirtless on Songkran

Just so you know, Thai police regard nipples of all genders equally obscene.

A young foreign man was arrested in the middle of a water fight in Chiang Mai province today on a charge of obscenity after police saw him walking around shirtless.

The man, whose identity was not disclosed, was charged with public obscenity “by exposing himself to the public,” according to traffic officer Pol. Col. Piyapan Pattarapongsin.

He was taken to the police station and fined THB100, Sanook reported.

Previously, Chiang Mai province announced its plan for a less sexy Songkran this year by banning sexy dance moves, sexy muscles, and sexy pants to protect the image of the Lanna culture.

READ: Sexy ‘X-ray pants’ banned at Songkran festival

Officials had also warned people in Chiang Mai that any clothing which appeared “suggestive” when soaked with water were banned.

In this case, the authorities must have found the bare, wet, male chest very sexy.

The city encouraged Songkran celebrants to wear traditional Thai clothing.

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