YouTuber faces charges for calling a Miss Universe contestant's dress ugly

She played fashion police — but now it seems that a Thai internet star may be the one facing legal trouble.

As the Guardian reports, YouTube star Wanchaleom Jamneanphol — aka Mixy Bigmouth — is facing charges after complaining on Facebook about a dress worn by Miss Thailand, Sophida Kanchanarin, for last week’s Miss Universe pageant. Jamneanphol called the dress ugly, prompting complaints to be filed against her with local police.

The uproar is over the fact that the dress, worn for a Thai Night gala hosted by the pageant, was designed by the Sirivannavari Bangkok fashion label, which is run by Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana. In Thailand, it is illegal to make negative comments about the monarchy, which means dissing a dress designed by a member of the royal family could be seen as a crime. And while the princess is technically not covered by royal defamation laws, as she is not king, queen or the heir apparent, insulting her is considered verboten. The country’s laws also allow citizens to file defamation charges on behalf of someone else. 

Among those filing such charges with the police’s technology crime suppression department was aspiring politician Kitjanut Chaiyosburana, who called Jamneanphol’s now-deleted Facebook post about the dress “irresponsible behavior.”

“I cannot accept that a well-known individual in the online world expressed negative opinions that affect the country’s reputation,” Chaiyosburana told the press. 

In a new Facebook post, Jamneanphol said she felt “very guilty” about her comments and is “sorry.” She added that she did not intend to disrespect the royal family.

According to the AFP, Thai police are currently investigating the matter.

The Sirivannavari Bangkok line, meanwhile, also designed swimwear for contestants during the Miss Universe pageant, which was hosted in Thailand.

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2018 MISS UNIVERSE: TOP 10: Miss Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin during the 2018 MISS UNIVERSE competition airing live from Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday, Dec. 16 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Sophida Kanchanarin of Thailand competes after being selected as top 10 finalists during the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok on December 17, 2018. - Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on December 17 in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) (Photo credit should read LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)
2018 MISS UNIVERSE: Miss Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin during the 2018 MISS UNIVERSE competition airing live from Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday, Dec. 16 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Sophida Kanchanarin of Thailand competes in swimsuit during the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok on December 17, 2018. - Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on December 17 in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) (Photo credit should read LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)
2018 MISS UNIVERSE: L-R: Host Steve Harvey and Miss Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin at the the 2018 MISS UNIVERSE competition airing live from Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday, Dec. 16 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Miss Universe contestant Sophida Kanchanarin (C) of Thailand reacts after being selected as top 10 finalist during the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) (Photo credit should read LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)
Miss Universe contestants (L-R) Sophida Kanchanarin of Thailand, H'Hen Nie of Vietnam, Manita Devkota of Nepal, Catriona Gray of Philippines and Tamaryn Green of South Africa stand together after selected as top 20 candidates during the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) (Photo credit should read LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Tamaryn Green of South Africa, H'Hen Nie of Vietnam, Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela, Catriona Gray of the Philippines, Natalia Carvajal of Costa Rica, Akisha Albert of Curacao, Manita Devkota of Nepal, Marta Stepien of Canada, Sophida Kanchanarin of Thailand and Kiara Ortega of Puerto of Rico stand on stage after being selected as top 10 finalists during the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok on December 17, 2018. - Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on December 17 in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) (Photo credit should read LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)
2018 MISS UNIVERSE: L-R: Miss Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin, Miss Malta Francesca Mifsud and Miss Egypt Nariman Khaled at the rehearsals for the 2018 MISS UNIVERSE competition airing live from Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday, Dec. 16 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
2018 MISS UNIVERSE: L-R: Miss Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin, Miss Malta Francesca Mifsud and Miss Egypt Nariman Khaled at the rehearsals for the 2018 MISS UNIVERSE competition airing live from Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday, Dec. 16 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
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