Americans Arrested for Flashing Butts in Photo at Thai Temple

Joseph and Travis Dasilva were detained in Thailand after posting a bare butt

These photographs of the self-professed gay couple are from their Twitter and Instagram accounts, now removed.

Joseph and Travis Dasilva (aka. the Traveling Butts) are the San Diego gay couple recently arrested in Thailand for taking Instagram pictures of their butts exposed at Bangkok's revered Wat Arun and Wat Pho temples.

He identified them only as Joseph and Travis, both aged 38. The men were put on a watch list after the photo was spotted by authorities, according to a rep for Thai immigration police.

According to the Bangkok Post, the couple was taken into custody at the airport on Tuesday while preparing to depart on their flight home.

He explained the two were brought to Bangkok Yai police station to be charged with public nakedness, an offence liable for a fine of up to 5,000 baht ($153; £115).

Pol Col Choengron said in the report that tourists should have respect for "places of cultural, historical and religious importance because it is simple good manners".

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Buddhist sites in Thailand have signs up that remind people to dress modestly and to cover their shoulders and legs if possible, so the men taking their trousers down in these locations was considered an intense sign of disrespect.

Another possible scenario for their fate: Thai immigration officials revoke their visas, deport them and forbid them from ever visiting again.

The Thai government released a statement saying that they could also face a long jail sentence due to the location. On Wednesday Bangkok police prepared more severe charges in relation to their posted bare-butts photos taken at the well-known Temple of Dawn.

Deputy police spokesman Krisana Pattanacharoen told AP that the Joseph and Travis were taken to a police station near the temple and forced to pay a fine of roughly $150. The website reported that San Diego City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez, a longtime LGBT activist, has been in contact with Thai activists who warn the Dasilva's situation is getting worse.

San Diego City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez has reportedly been talking to USA and Thai officials to ensure that the men are treated well and to "see what awaits the men in court".

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