At last - a use for Hello Kitty

Saw this story

Basically, Thai police who misbehave (what counts as behaviour deserving of this I don’t know) are punished by being forced to wear a hot pink armband over their uniforms with a Hello Kitty emblem on it.

What crime is god-awful enough to justify punishment that involves the world’s most pointless and nauseating cartoon character being forceably attached to one’s tough guy uniform?

I would just LOVE to understand all the subtle cultural issues behind this…

It fell off the front page but it’s been done .

Asshat for me, then. :frowning: Just saw it in a Malaysian paper this morning, so thought it was still fresh.