NONTHABURI — Adult performer Ladapa “Cherry Samkhok” Ratchataamonchot was among four people fined 1,500 baht for public obscenity Monday morning for a steamy performance at the Bangkok International Motor Show.
Cherry appeared at the Nonthaburi Municipal Court in response to complaints over a sexually charged performance Friday at Impact Muang Thong Thani, along with her dance partner and two others involved in the event.
The 31-year-old performer known for soft core sex movies was reportedly fined 1,500 baht along with 28-year-old male dancer Aphisit Sae-ung, organizer Pranaya Pliankim and Mirage Audio booth manager Krittatat Piyawuttipot.
The fine was reduced from 3,000 baht to 1,500 because the four confessed to the crime, police Lt. Col. Yodsawin Eiampoom said.
Footage of the pair performing a bawdy dance to promote Mirage Audio, in which they assumed sexually suggestive poses but remained clothed, quickly went viral online.
Mirage Audio has since removed the original clip.
Three women who danced in body paint at the 2015 motor show were similarly fined 1,000 baht. Social conservatives routinely campaign for modesty at such events, where scantily clad promotional models called pretties draw large crowds of enthusiasts.
Public morality campaigns are routine despite the ready availability of commercial sex services and a media culture where women are held up as sex objects.
Maj. Gen. Susak Prakkamakul said Cherry and Aphisit’s performance Friday was inappropriate and drew criticism in the mass media and online.
Police therefore had to charge the two for public obscenity while Pranaya and Krittatat were held responsible for hiring them, Susak said.