Buddha G-Strings Upset Thais

May 29, 2007

Source: Reuters


BANGKOK (Reuters Life!) - Thailand will ask an American Web site advertising G-string underwear and T-shirts for dogs emblazoned with pictures of Buddha to withdraw the items, a government official said on Tuesday.

"Such products offend not only Thais, but Buddhists elsewhere in the world," Foreign Ministry spokesman Piriya Khempon said, adding that Thai diplomats in the United States would try to get California-based online store CafePress.com to comply.

The site sells more than 70 Buddha items, ranging from T-shirts to teddy bears to beer pitchers. Its Buddha thongs sell for $12.99 and dog t-shirts for $16.99.