Russell Crowe visits Thailand sparking joy; thoughtful reflections from Thai netizens

Hollywood actor and aspiring rock star Russell Crowe is making waves on Thai social media as the first major celebrity to visit the country after two years of pandemic blues.

Crowe, who is in town to shoot The Greatest Beer Run Ever, a Vietnam War Movie, has been traveling through Thailand and posting pictures on his official Twitter Page.

The phrase “Welcome to Thailand” went viral on Wednesday morning as Thais eagerly welcomed the celebrity actor and his exploits. Some also used the opportunity to critique the country following some funny posts from the celebrity.

One tweet from the Gladiator actor caught the eye of Thai netizens who used it as a catalyst to offer social commentary.

Some remarked on how the wires have been in place for nearly 10 years without the government working to remedy the situation before using the phrase Welcome to Thailand sarcastically.

The sentiment was echoed elsewhere.


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