2 American tourists arrested in Thailand for taking butt selfies at a temple

Two horny American tourists were arrested by Thai authorities and charged for public indecency after they were caught posing for “butt selfies” in front of a famous Buddhist temple, police said on Wednesday.

According to Reuters, the two suspects were later identified by police as Joseph Dasilva, 38, and Travis Dasilva, 36.


The disrespectful Americans were arrested late on Tuesday at an airport in the capital city, Bangkok, and fined 5,000 baht ($154) each.

Media reports confirm the erring tourists exposed their buttocks for pictures at Bangkok’s Wat Arun, which is also known in English as Temple of the Dawn, before the arrest.

‘The two American citizens pleaded guilty to the offence,’ said district police chief Jaruphat Thongkomol.

Although Thailand has a reputation for racy night life, the predominantly Buddhist country is deeply conservative and revealing clothing considered as an act of indecency.

Public nudity is considered highly offensive.

The two men had an Instagram account called traveling_butts which showcased similar selfies taken at tourists sites around the world, and the social media account had more than 14,000 followers but after this week’s event in Thailand, visitors discovered it has been deleted.

Another Twitter account travelling_butts is still live for interested viewers.

Jaruphat added in his official statement that the two Americans are also facing similar charges for taking such pictures at another temple in Bangkok.

The report confirmed they were remanded at an immigration detention center while police considered a possible violation of Thailand’s Computer Crime Act because the pictures were already uploaded online before the arrests.