Joseph and Travis Dasilva of San Diego decided to show their back sides at a Buddhist temple. Uploading it to Instagram as part of a social media stunt; a stunt that has backfired big time and the couple have been taken in to custody by Thai police.
They were fined 5,000 baht (approximately $153 dollars), in which they paid, however, their troubles appear to be more serious than the two expected. It appears that the Thai government might be making an example of the two fools. They have been possibly charged with distributing pornography on a computer, and a no-joke religious insult charge.
According to Thailand's Court of Justice under the computer crime act they could face up to five years and/or a fine up to 1000,000 ($3,067 dollars) or both, and violation for insulting religious artifacts could result in 1-7 years in jail and/or 20,000 - 40,000 ($613 - $1,226).
Nicole Murray-Ramiez is trying to help the dumb ass couple, but the issue she finds that the case may have several major problems. She states “the Thai judicial system takes remorse and compunction very seriously. The problem here is that Travis and Joseph look totally pleased with themselves in the photos they uploaded." Further she stated “Their pictures show them smiling and having a good time and that, of course, is damaging, it’s almost as if they’ve given the court evidence to use against them. Obviously, the judicial system and the Thai government have found out about their Twitter account and other pictures that have been posted to social media.”
So, they should be concerned about the possible years in prison they face, and in the process, have showed that they have little respect for religious artifacts and/or temples. And gives the impression that Americans are all assholes. There is no doubt that the situation is serious, and the outcome doesn't look good for them.
I have no sympathy for these two, the audacity to disrespect a holy temple for their social media is uncalled for. Whatever, they face they brought this on themselves, and maybe they should think twice about showing their asses.
Well don’t drop the soap!