Social Media Toning Down Out Of Respect For Late King Rama IX

With the Royal Funeral for Beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej just a couple of weeks away now many Thai users of social media, especially Facebook have converted their profile pictures to black and white

As a mark of respect to the late King who passed away on October 13, 2016.

Some users have even changed their pictures to a more sombre image to reflect their grief and sorrow.

There has been no government request for the public to do this they have taken the action upon themselves voluntarily as a way of expressing their sadness during this time.

Social Media Toning Down Out Of Respect For Late King Rama IX

It is not only their pictures that have been toned down however with many users opting to avoid popular topics of discussion and message boards during a period which is being described as one of the saddest in Thai history.

The Funeral for King Bhumibol Adulyadej begins on October 25 where the government expects 250,000 people to attend the ceremonies.

Source : Thenation

Content : LovePattayaThailand


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