Gay Couple Arrested After Exposing Buttocks At Bangkok Temple

A gay married couple from San Diego was arrested at Bangkok's Don Mueang airport, on Tuesday.

Joseph and Travis Dasilva (both 38) were reportedly held by authorities after it was discovered that the men exposed their buttocks at the Wat Arun Buddhist temple, and then shared the photo on Instagram.

The couple shared the photo on their since deleted account, "Traveling_Butts."

Deputy spokesman of the Thai immigration police, Col Choengron Rimpadee, told the BBC:

"Once they are through with the charges, the Thai immigration police will revoke their visas and push for deportation.

"They will also be blacklisted from coming back to Thailand."

The couple faces a charge of public nakedness, an offense which carries a fine of up to 5,000 baht ($153).

But it's been reported that members of the Thai government and police have indicated charges could be more serious.

In the report for their arrest, Police Colonel Choengron said:

"Respect for places of cultural, historical and religious importance [is important] because it is simply good manners."

According to San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, the couple reached out to City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez for assistance.

Murray-Ramirez said:

“Though I am very disappointed in their actions, I am talking to U.S. government officials to see what assistance we can give them."

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Total self absorbed jerks....keep them in Thailand.....

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I love a nice ass or asses, but seriously how FUCKING STUPID can you be.  You were not cool, you were two clowns who should kicked out of the circus

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Some of these gay folks need to get out of the gay community and actually go into the real world more often.  What would make them think that doing something like that would be a good idea?   The oversexualization that is being confused for gay pride among gay men is beyond ridiculous.   Folks need to start taking note and checking themselves on it before it's too late like these clowns.  

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They need to be fined more and serve some time in jail! I m saddened and shocked that someone could be so stupid and careless to the feelings of religion in another country! All gay people stick together and this reflects to the gay community. What total morons, and this will follow them for the rest of their lives!  

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Religion is stupid. I want to see the original. #hot

I don't respect something that has inspired hatred, division, death, and hostility, and fear and judgement into the world. That is the only thing religion has accomplished. There is nothing wrong with butts. They are beautiful and part of Gods creation lol

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Ah yes. Buddhism the well known philosophy of hatred, division, death, hostility, fear and judgement. read a book ffs.

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Oh dear, it's not because they showed their butts in the temple that got them arrested. It's because they harmed the law of PUBLIC NAKEDNESS and that got their asses in the jail. Religion is crystal clear not the problem here. Respect other's belief and culture is a must when you're traveling outside your homeland. It's just not cute to walk into anyone's home and do whatever you please just because you feel like it. THAT'S STUPID and naïve. Maybe next time if they will ever be granted to enter any other country they should at least study the law (and also the culture, customs, and a good manner) of their destination before stepping on the ground and getting their "beautiful part of Gods creation" out to someone's face.

Greetings from Thailand xoxo

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Muslim Country??

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I was replying to the comment below. Not asking if thailand is a muslim country. Been there this month. Muslims represents 5% population.

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Buddhist nation

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Let them sit their naked butts in a Thai jail a few weeks and they will grow up quickly. No doubt when they leave Thailand they will put their website back up! They should learn a lesson! $153.00 won’t do it! I hope the Thai justice system teaches them a lesson before they make a fatal mistake of doing this in a Muslim country!

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