Kulamas “Knom Jean” Sarasas is a 28-year-old singer and actress. Currently, she finds herself in news headlines due to a photograph from over ten years ago.
Thai-language media reports the usage of Kulamas’s photo in a school textbook under the heading “Knowledge Development.”
From the photo: The instruction asks students to comment on the image. (Please note that the red text answers are given in the book, not filled in by a student.)
This photo is influenced by the culture of fashion.
Do students think this culture is appropriate for Thai people? No, it doesn’t look proper.
When the story surfaced on social media, the hashtag #Saveขนมจีน (Save Knom Jean) trended.
Kulamas tweeted an explanation: This photo was from her first single, over ten years ago. The dress is not revealing, typical for a 13-year-old. This is the education system violating freedom of expression.