Uproar amongst Thais on Twitter after social media attacks on Isaan folks

The Thai “Twittersphere” is in an uproar after a group of users on the social media platform Clubhouse started a derogatory conversation about people from Isaan. This dialogue gained attention after so many disparaging feedback have been made that the hashtag #ClubhouseToxic began trending on Twitter.
The Clubhouse users allegedly listed the unfavorable stereotypes of those native to Isaan, such as teenage pregnancies and dark skin, amongst different discriminatory comments. Famous Thai pop star and member of the K-pop band Blackpink, Lalisa Manoban, was also referenced when a consumer commented “If Isaan is that great, Lisa would’ve come house. Lisa residing there (South Korea) is much better than dwelling in Isaan.”

Jackpot of the primary contributors to the thread has publicly apologised, however the anger on the internet has not dissipated. In response, many online have been utilizing Twitter and other social media to express their delight in being from Isaan.

The Isaan Record, a paper that includes the news and issues of the area, tweeted…

“The Clubhouse group insulting Isaan individuals and turning into #ClubhouseToxic displays people’s lack of know-how of differences and that people nonetheless look down on others.”

Another person tweeted online…

“As an Isaan native, I don’t the way you were raised to make you think this fashion. I’ve been raised fairly properly, my household taught me to have good manners, to be respectful of others and by no means to discriminate towards different folks. What about you? Has anybody ever taught you that? #ClubhouseToxic”

Independent educational Kittitouch Chaiprasith posted on Facebook to clarify how discrimination against Isaan natives just isn’t a brand new phenomenon, and usually is consultant of some political agenda at play..

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