A poet and national artist his under threat of having his title removed after he penned a rude poem which likened the ex-Prime Ministers (now a fugitive) ears to her vagina.
Phaitoon Thanya posted his latest work to Facebook on Friday after Yingluck Shinwatra was a no show for her court hearing over the malfeasance of rice-pledging during her time as PM.
Her lawyers claimed her no show was a result of ear problems which resulted in Phaitoon to pen the poem which at one point said Yingluck’s vagina was formidable.
Member of the public, probably her supporters were outraged with his latest work and have started a campaign on change.org to have him stripped of his title of national artist which comes with a salary paid by taxpayer’s money.
The poem has since been removed from Facebook but on Saturday over 100 people including other writers and poets released a statement condemning his actions as sexist.
They also called for the artist to not represent Thailand at the ASEAN Poets Forum@Diversity 2017 International Arts Festival in Kuala Lampur.
The petition on change.org had garnered over 2000 signatures as of Sunday afternoon.
Source : Khaosodenglish
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