A popular talent hunt show in Thailand 'Thailand has Got Talent' has stirred a morality debate after a contestant painted a canvas using her bare breasts, with the Culture Ministry seeking an explanation from the producers.
A clip uploaded to YouTube shows a contestant removing her shirt and bra, pouring paint on her bare breasts and rubbing her body on a canvas.
The show was recorded,edited and aired Sunday on Thailand's Channel 3.
The show featured a 23-year-old Duangjai Jansaunoi, who walked onstage barefoot in jeans and a baggy men's button-down shirt. She introduced herself as an independent artist from northern Thailand.
On a large canvas she painted a yellow outline of a person.Then removed her shirt, unhooked a black bra and poured several tins of paint on her torso before turning to the audience. The area around her breasts was blurred out by censors.
Most of the watchers greeted her with the shouts,among them some shocked faces.
The panel's only female judge, actress Pornchita Na Songkhla,who was obviously shocked said, "it's not appropriate,within the Thai cultural context, I don't support this."
The panel's two male judges advanced Duangjai to the next round.
Culture Minister Sukumol Khunploem said there must be limits to artistic expression ,the ministry will meet the organisers of the TV show to get an explanation.
Thailand's Got Talent issued an apology late Monday.