It’s becoming a big problem now when “Dew” Arisara Thongborisut posted a comment saying that “Maple” Patchuda Panpipat was “Laos” and she doesn’t have any respect for anyone after Maple came out to tell everyone that Dew beat up her sister a few years back.
With this it has made the *Isaan and Laotian people not happy with her comment. That the “Isaan People Who Love Each Other” committee demanding Dew to hold a press conference and apologize to the Laotian people because it’s considered an insult and being looked down upon of their nationality and honor. Even though Thailand and Laos are neighboring sister countries and they’re afraid that it might cause problems between Laos and Thailand. Like when Nicole Theriault said that Laotian women are dirty on national television that had the Laotian women paraded and protested nearly 5 years go. With that reason the “Isaan People Who Love Each Other” committee prepared for Dew Arisara to give out a press conference on the 10th of June at 2PM at the Siam Society Hotel.
As “Coco” (Dew’s manager and Mario’s ex manager) came out to say that he doesn’t understand why something like this has gotten so big even though Dew didn’t mention Isaan at all. The word “Lao” he admits that the word is used as an insult, but it’s more of a “slang” that adolescents and teens these day use. Not only does Dew use it, but others are using it that it’s stuck in their mouth. It’s not an insult to Laotian people at all. So that it’s stuck in people’s mouth do elementary school kids have to come out and apologize for it also? But no matter what he doesn’t say that Dew is not wrong and he understands that it’s something that shouldn’t be said and he would like to apologize on Dew’s behalf. As for having Dew coming out to give a press conference he thinks it’s just a big deal out of nothing because it’s nothing that would cause a war between the two. That other people have to go out and make a living and with this it’s the problem that the two girls have, but since they’re celebrities it’s something big and it’s not an intention to insult Isaan or Laotian people at all.
[Source via Khanpak/SiamDara]
You can watch a video of the Press Conference that the committee held while Dew was MIA here.
*(E-Saan- Isan (Isan/Thai: อีสาน; also written as Isaan, Isarn, Issan, or Esarn, IPA: [ɪːsǎːn], Sanskrit: ईशान्य īśānya “northeast”) is the northeast region of Thailand. It is located on the Khorat Plateau, bordered by the Mekong River (along the border with Laos) to the north and east, by Cambodiato the southeast and the Prachinburi mountains south of Nakhon Ratchasima. To the west it is separated from Northern and Central Thailandby the Phetchabun mountain range. Wikipedia here.)