Warning: Things are about to get offensive here.
A map of Siam, which supposedly mocks how Bangkokians see Thailand, went viral over the weekend due to its unabashed political incorrectness.
The North? It’s only good for “cold mountains.” Lopburi? “Monkeys!” And as for more low-profile provinces like Uthai Thani and Nakhon Sawan in the middle of the country: “Don’t care!”
While some netizens found the politically incorrect map funny as many Bangkokians don’t even know where all the “Samut-something” provinces are located, some found it “incorrect” and demand it to be taken off the internet for its racist content.
“Not everyone thinks like that,” Varidtha Sripat wrote.
“Racism! Please delete it from the internet,” said Pitchaya Peanpensiriwong. “It’s just a map that proves the ugly truth about the Thai stereotype of being racist. The map was made based on his opinion. It does not reflect our nation.”
The map is clearly inspired by the Yanko Tsvetkov’s infamous Mapping Stereotypes, where the most famous version labeled Thailand as “brothel.”