Thai authorities said Monday they had arrested the owner of a sex show visited by pop icon Rihanna — the latest crackdown inadvertently triggered by the singer’s tweets.
The bar owner on the island of Phuket has been charged in connection with the lewd performance, local district chief Veera Kerdsirimongkol told AFP.
“It was the result of the visit by Rihanna. The authorities will be more strict towards inappropriate shows or wildlife attractions,” he said.
Thai tourist officials were left red-faced after Rihanna’s tweets underscored the kingdom’s seedier side.
“Either I was … wasted last night, or I saw a Thai woman pull a live bird,2 turtles,razors,shoot darts and ping pong, all out of her *****,” she wrote in a message on September 20 to her more than 32 million followers on Twitter.