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Royalist actress comes under fire over remarks about US senator


Pro-democracy activist Sombat Boonngamanong has vowed to troll actress Janjira Joojang over her remarks -- widely slammed as mean -- against Thai-American senator Tammy Duckworth, until she apologises.

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Sombat said on Friday that he would talk about the actress every day, as she has not apologised for her inconsiderate remarks.
The United States Senate, on December 3, had passed a resolution in support of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement. The resolution “underscore[s] the United States’ commitment to human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Thailand”, the resolution said, according to the Senate press release.
“The senators’ resolution follows recent demonstrations by Thailand’s pro-democracy movement, which have been met with violence and repression by the country’s monarchy and government,” it continues.
Among the nine members of Congress who introduced the resolution was Duckworth.
On Saturday, the  resolution was mentioned in a royalist group on Facebook. Under the post, Janjira reportedly commented  “redundant disability”, in what was considered a veiled reference to senator Duckworth who lost her legs during the Iraq war.
The actress' comment drew scorn from pro-democracy supporters. Sombat said via his Twitter account: “I will talk about Janjira every day, since she has not said sorry to senator Tammy Duckworth. By the way, I am curious about the present work of Janjira. I have not seen her performance for a long time.”
Politician Chuwit Kamolvisit also praised the Thai-American senator on his Facebook, with a photo of him with her. Chuwit attacked those who discredited the senator as well as those who criticised the resolution of the senators.

 

Published : December 11, 2020

By : THE NATION