A famous Thai musician received some negative publicity this week, after offending locals during a music video shoot in Pattaya.
‘Jazz Chuanchuen’ is a somewhat controversial musician, however he and his team had been granted permission to shoot a video in Walking Street on March the 6th for his new song ‘Mae Yab’.
Everything was set up and municipal officers had been assigned to the area to deal with the public and security, but in a change of plan the video crew and Jazz Chuanchuen decided not to use Walking Street and chose a monument on beach road instead.
Jazz pays respect to King Taksin’s monument to ask for forgiveness.
Footage of the filming found its way onto the internet with images of Jazz Chuanchuen bare chested and wearing a skirt dancing on front of the monument whist the other crew members were dancing on the wall, the video went viral and many negative comments were made against Jazz for his behavior .
Jazz apologizes to everybody in public.
Unknown to the team, the monument is of significant historical importance for local residents as it was established by HM the King and HRH Queen Sirikit in 1967 when HM the King joined the Sailboat activities in the 4th Sea Games and thus outraged local residents.
On March the 8th Jazz and his crew apologized to local residents and to the Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh for any offense they may have caused by changing the location for the shoot, Jazz added that he didn’t know of the historical site whatsoever, and he apologized to the public saying that he will take full responsibility for his actions. What he and his crew have don, was classed as a crime, so they were charged for inappropriate behavior in public at 1,000 baht but could have faced up to 1 month in jail for their behavior.