Things to pack for your next Thailand vacation: passport and visa; a few swimsuits, if you're a beach person; comfy shoes for sightseeing; some sort of translation guide; underboobs for selfie-taking. Just kidding! Leave those underboobs at home.

The country recently banned underboob selfies—which, apparently, are a thing (?)—citing the "Computer Crimes Act," which, too, is apparently a thing but is more about protecting Thailand's public image than its computers.

Via The Daily Dot:

The 2007 law specifically bans anything that might cause "damage to the country's security or causes public panic" as well as "any obscene computer data which is accessible to the public." It says nothing about breasts, which are of course present on some 50 percent of people in Thailand and around the world.

But really: it's not about your boobs, ladies. It's because, gosh darn it, everyone just wants to see your beautiful faces!

"When people take these 'underboob selfies' no one can see their faces," said ministry spokesman Anandha Chouchoti. "So it's like, we don't know who these belong to, and it encourages others to do the same."

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Kind of like when you fly down the sidewalk in a hurry because you're late for something/you don't like to meander, and some well-intentioned stranger—usually, a man—feels inclined to interrupt and tell you to lighten up and smile while your insides seethe with rage, no?

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