Bangkok-based local celebrity Sunny Burns, who is known for being an attractive English tutor, visited Lumpini police station yesterday after a collage comparing him to the Monday bombing suspect circulated online.
The Australian model/actor turned English tutor instagrammed a handsome selfie at the police station yesterday to prove his innocence after some online commenters said he was responsible for the Erawan Shrine explosion Monday.
“Talking with the police. I forgive everyone who spread those horrible rumours about me,” he wrote yesterday “I’m not a terrorist but I’m a ting tong actor.”
Using the word ting tong, which is only used by foreigners nowadays, Sunny Burns referred to his acting role in Thai short lakorn “Keep in Touch,” in which he played a very passionate French backpacker who falls in love with a Thai girl on the bus.
Minutes before the Erawan Shrine blast, nearby CCTV cameras captured a curly-haired man in a yellow shirt with two out-of-place sleeves covering both of his wrists. He left his backpack inside the shrine’s fence before escaping. Police confirmed yesterday the man was a primary suspect.
“I would never wear those clothing – I’m a fashion blogger,” Sunny wrote on Facebook.
The social media rumors caused police to search Sunny’s house. He also posted screenshots from his tutorial school’s security cameras to confirm that he was nowhere near Rajaprasong Junction at the time of the explosion.
“It’s not a nice feeling being called a terrorist but phom yung rak khun prated Thai.”