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article imageTopless Thai painter is causing a fuss

By Owen Weldon     Jun 18, 2012 in Entertainment
A morality debate has stirred after a painter, who used her bare breasts to paint on a canvas, appeared on a recent episode of Thailand's Got Talent
The contestant's act ended up drawing a rebuke from the culture minister, who called the act shocking.
Sukumol Kunplome, the culture minister, said that Thai society does not consider nudity on TV appropriate, according to CBC. She went onto say that the producers of the show have been summoned and they will have to explain why the act was allowed to be shown on TV. The ministry will then decide whether or not to take action.
According to Canoe, the contestant appeared on the show on Sunday. She ended up taking off her shirt and bra and then poured paint all over her breasts. She then started to rub her painted breasts on the canvas. The judges watched on with open-mouths and the audience seemed as if they didn't mind.
According to the Telegraph, one of the judges, a woman, ended up leaving the set. The judge complained about the performance, saying that the entire act was inappropriate to Thai society.
The contestant was interviewed afterwards and she said that she decided to do the act topless because if she did a normal painting act the act would have not stood out.
The woman ended up advancing to the next round after two male judges voted her through. The two male judges said that her performance was a form of artistic expression.
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