“Jib” Pokchat Tiemchai made talk of town for inappropriate conduct and sporting a “mohawk” hair-style to her graduation ceremony where she received her bachelor degree from her royal highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindtorn. The public felt so strongly towards her improper hair style and felt it shouldn’t be allowable for any university graduate to wear their hair like that at a royal graduation ceremony.
16 Dec, Jib Pokchat came out to reveal her thoughts after been heavily criticized by the public. The actress had tears in her eyes when she explained to Thairath News;
“I admit my hair style was wrong. However no one told me it was inappropriate before the ceremony, if they did I would be willing to change it. But I’ve only been told it was inappropriate after I can’t do anything about it anymore”
“My graduation ceremony is supposed to be a proud day but why am I getting all these criticism. My parents are getting it too and my teachers as well as my university. If people had told me about this this during the rehearsal this would not have happened”
During rehearsal for her graduation, Jib also had her hair done in a similar style which is not much different to the style she had on her graduation day. On the day, Jib revealed all her teachers were warning her about her conduct and what to do during the ceremony. No one told her about her hair and her teachers were not the only ones present at the ceremony. The officers from the palace were also there, if they didn’t feel it was appropriate they shouldn’t have let her through.
As for the critics on her conduct and walking “cat walk” style while heading up on stage and forgetting to bow to HRH. Jib said, when she realized she missed the step she bowed quickly before she sat down, as for sitting crossed legged, Jib said she only did that at the rehearsal, not on the actual day.
“I was very excited to recieve the first degree in my life and to be able to meet HRH for the first time, and I made a mistake. But I didn’t know it was so wrong to the point where some people felt I shouldn’t be allowed to graduate”
“On this misconduct I would like to be the only person held responsible. Please don’t blame my teachers or my family”
“I want to apologize to my mom and dad, my teachers and the staff at the university as well as all my fellow graduates for the shame and humiliation that I’ve caused. I apologize to the university for jeopardizing their reputation”
Clip of Jib on Rueng Den Yen Nee (credits to konmekung);