Rihanna's Instagram photo leads to arrests
September 24 , 2013
Rihanna spent a weekend in Thailand while being on a break from her World Tour. She posted a photo of herself in Phuket, wearing sunglasses with a loris on her shoulder.
She tweeted saying, "Look who was talking dirty to me."
Associated Press reports that the animal is a protected species and authorities who follow Rihanna on twitter, or have contacts who do, arrested two people who provided the animal to the pop star.
Man, 20 and boy, 16 face a 4-year long sentence as well as a $1,300 fine. Reports suggest that authorities are on the lookout for those that exploit wildlife in ways like these.
Phuket district chief Weera Kerdsitimongkon said, "it's like a cat-and-mouse game. But this time it's bigger because a celebrity like Rihanna posted the picture, and there were more than 200,000 "likes" from around the world.