Mint Chalida and Neua Mek 2 controversy
On the 2nd of January at around 10:20 p.m., actress Mint Chalida wrote on her Fanclub Facebook status that, “Hello, Neua Mek 2 is ending this Friday due to political issue. :(“ After her comment, the fans express their feelings of regrets that a fun and entertaining lakorn like neua Mek 2 is ending so soon. Many also express their criticism towards the government and even naming many lists of politician that might be behind the banning of this particular lakorn.
At around 10:50 p.m., the status was edited with “neua Mek 2 is ending on Sunday.” Afterward, fancub finally question whether there was a ban on this lakorn.
Criticism and discussion go on for four long hours before the fanclub admin of the actress wrote a message admitting that the message was written that way because of what they heard on “Krob Krua Bungtern” that a new lakorn is airing this week, that’s why they second guess that “neua Mek 2 is ending this Friday.” And alluding things to politician is also “guessing”. The message are as below:
“Hello, last evening we wrote that neua Mek 2 is ending this Friday and someone took our message out of the page to a lot of places. We would like to clarify that we heard from Pe’Benz in “Krob Krua Bungtern” that the lakorn Raeng Prathana is airing this week, so we guess Neua Mek 2 is ending this Friday. We also guess why it end so early because the lakorn deals with politcal issues. This lead a lot of people to turn this into a big issue regarding politics. The truth was this is all guessing. #admin”
After clarifying the message, many fans express their understanding but criticized the page to do their research before accusing anything. Telling them not to second guess anything that will lead to a controversy. They all express their criticism in concern towards the actress and giving her supports.
However, the story doesn’t end here because the Fanclub page claimed that it wasn’t Mint Chalida who wrote the message but it’s the admin. Go6TV is in disbelieve that Mint Chalida is disclaiming her own message after writing that status. They believe it was the actress herself that wrote the message because in the past, the page was adamant that the actress also writes and plays in that Facebpook fanpage. But now, fans are claiming Mint Chalida never has a thing to do with the fanpage. Comments at go6tv says, when it is the admin that update a message they would always end with “#admin” and if it’s Chalida, they would not have any admin written at the end.
This is Go6tv’s capture of proof saying Mint Chalida really plays this Facebook fanpage.
Some of the Thai netizens at Go6tv express that just a message to clarify they are guessing make it too easy for them to accuse and cause problems for the government. Since many people already dislike the government, this issue is an excuse for people to start bashing the government.
Accordint to Naewna news, the reason for hurrying to end this lakorn is because too many things are alluding to political issues. Even though, there isn’t a confirmation from Channel 3, website like Pantip has see the connecting link between the character’s name in the lakorn like Mor Prae who is act by Mint Chalida is similar to the name of one of the former Prime Minister’s daughter. Even though there isn’t any clarification about Neua Mek but it is ending ahead of schedule, cutting out four episode and Raeng Prathana is going to air right after. This make the team staffs have to make everything… end…
There is a connecting link that the lakorn deals with politcal corruption, embezzlement, and battling for power may have displease many politician who can’t accept the fact. Because Neua Mek 2 is to be off air, it leaves us thinking that only politician have to be behind this.
The Thai netizens express that a good lakorn about getting rid of corruption shouldn’t get cut off. It is only reality that everyone have to accept. Some are dissatisfy with the decision to end this lakorn and want the whole entertainment to protest. They say good lakorn about goodness should be able to air because at the end “Bad people will lose to good people.
Source: Go6tv | January 3, 2013
Source: Naewna | January 3, 3013