Wednesday, May 3, 2017

"Apple, Facebook and Google logos have been removed from a giant statue of a mythical beast that will stand inside the sprawling cremation complex being built for Thailand's late king"

One of the leading artists included logos for the tech giants on a two-metre tall statue of the Garuda -- a half-bird-half-human creature in Hindu and Buddhist mythology -- as a way of paying tribute to Bhumibol's embrace of technology.

But their inclusion sparked a backlash when photos of the statue were published online, prompting their removal and an apology from the artist.