THAILAND could lose all access to Facebook today after footage of its heavily-tattooed king strolling around in a crop top went viral.
The bizarre clip of King Maha Vajiralongkorn waltzing around a shopping centre alongside a woman has gone viral, The Sun reports.
Furious top brass in the South East Asian nation reportedly want the clip taken offline and the Bangkok Post is reporting the entire country could lose its access to Facebook as early as Tuesday morning (local time) if this isn’t removed.
The Thai Internet Service Provider Association told the Post that it could disconnect Facebook’s server if it fails to meet a deadline of 10am Tuesday (1pm AEDT) to remove the posts and links.
Thai residents can be jailed for 15 years for insulting the country’s monarch.
Takorn Tantasith, head of Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, said: “If even a single illicit page remains, we will immediately discuss what legal steps to take against Facebook Thailand.”
Internet chiefs in the country reportedly emailed Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg personally asking him to remove the clip.
And despite attempts to block Thais viewing the video, more than 300 versions are believed to be floating around social media.
It is not the first time the monarch has been spotted in such attire.
In October he was snapped at a Munich airport wearing a rolled-up tank top, sagging jeans and fake tattoos with a poodle in tow.
King Vajiralongkorn was crowned in December at the age of 64.
He succeeded his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej who died last year at the age of 88 after spending 70 years on the throne.