The Royal Thai Army introduced it would bar all Lazada deliveries to any of its army bases beginning right now.
The army, which manufacturers itself as defenders of the crown, waded into the scandal over a latest Lazada advert seen as mocking a royal with military chief Narongpan Jitkaewthae ordering all models to cease ordering its merchandise for supply to any army areas.
“All army models throughout the nation ought to chorus from ordering merchandise from Lazada, together with prohibiting supply automobiles into any army space,” Narongphan mentioned at a gathering right now.
Whereas he solely admonished troopers to not patronize the platform, he solely forbade troops from ordering merchandise for supply to army properties.
Reporters famous that previous to the announcement, Lazada supply vans have been capable of ship gadgets through backdoors of the military bases.
On Thursday, a Lazada social media marketing campaign offended folks on either side of the cultural gulf with a crude promotional TikTok that appeared to mock the disabled in addition to a wheelchair-bound princess.
Within the advert, influencers Aniwat “Nara” Prathumthin and Thidaporn “Nurat” Chaokuwiang wore conventional Thai outfits with Thidaporn strapped right into a wheelchair.
Whereas many have been offended by Thidaporn’s crass portrayal of the disabled, royalists have been enraged by the likeness to Princess Chulabhorn, who has lupus.
Each Lazada and the company accountable for the advert apologized.