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Lady Gaga angers Thai fans with fake Rolex comment

US singer Lady Gaga greets Thai fans as she arrives at Don Muang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on May 23.

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Lady Gaga wants to go shopping in Bangkok — for a fake Rolex.

The singer made the comment to her 24 million Twitter followers, sparking an online uproar on May 24 in Thailand where some fans called it offensive, insulting and bad for the country’s image.

“We are more civilized than you think,” tweeted Thai DJ Surahit Siamwalla, who has a ticket to the show in Bangkok on May 25 but said he plans to boycott.

“She came to our home, but instead of admiring us she insulted us,” said a commentator on popular Thai web board

Lady Gaga posted her tweet shortly after her private jet arrived on the night of May 23. ”I just landed in Bangkok baby! Ready for 50,000 screaming Thai monsters. I wanna get lost in a lady market and buy fake Rolex.”

It is unclear what a “lady market” is, but some Thai fans assumed she meant the popular outdoor Ladies Market in Hong Kong, where she already toured — and also eyed the luxury knockoffs.










1. anger v.

使發怒 (shi3 fa1 nu4)

例: That news really angered him.


2. instead of adv. phr.

代替;與其 (dai4 ti4; yu3 qi2)

例: She ordered fish instead of beef.


3. get lost v. phr.

迷路 (mi2 lu4)

例: I always get lost on my first day in a new city.


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