Cultural Awareness Society in Thailand expressed their concerns over the character of “Raeya” in channel 3’s hit lakorn “Dok Som Sree Tong”, the society claims this lakorn is highly inappropriate due to the conduct of Raeya who mistreated her own mother and steals other people’s husbands.
“Dok Som Sree Tong” also contain a high volume of explicit love scenes and should not be viewed by children – and as a result of these reasons, the Cultural Awareness Society is on a mission to either ban this lakorn from airing – or have it remade so that the content could be less inappropriate.
Leading actress “Chompoo” Araya who embodies the character of ‘Raeya’ spoke out to Manager about the possible banning of her lakorn.
“We’ll have to wait and see but speaking as someone whom have acted in this lakorn, I don’t want them to ban it and I don’t think that they will but if they do I will be upset because I put so much effort into this. I believe everyone involved had good intention including the writers, the actors and the creators. I believe we all had our responsibilities to society in our minds when we made it, we wanted this lakorn to be a lesson for people. Ok this lakorn was made for entertainment, but this is a good lakorn”
“If they decide to ban it, it would be something that I don’t want to happen at all. Every scene contained my own sweat and tears before it could be completed. All of my experiences were put in to act out the character of Raeya, if they as much as cut off one scene from this lakorn, I would be upset because I think everyone has done their job in this lakorn to the best of their ability”
What would you do if they make the decision to ban it?
“Would I do anything? I am just a small actress (laughs) I can’t think too much, let’s just wait and see. I don’t want to get too concern over it. In the past, they have been a lot of news but people are watching this lakorn. I ask everyone and they are all watching this lakorn and I am happy about it. People enjoy this lakorn so I don’t know, a lot of people are telling me to keep fighting”
Do you agree that children should watch this lakorn with adult supervision?
“Yes, there should be adult supervision. But I believe most viewers have common sense, everyone is very advanced now, they are beyond us. So I think for someone to want to copy Raeya’s character, that person would have to be a very immature child, so yes I agree that children should watch this under adult’s supervision”