UPDATE : Following several articles including ours and that of Vapolitique, the daily newspaper "20 Minutes" has decided to delete its article containing photos.
While a few days ago a Swiss vaper was arrested in Thailand, the excitement of the Swiss media seems to have reached a critical point. Indeed, the free daily " 20 minutes "Yesterday published photos that would show the Swiss vaper in a delicate situation, in fact these photos show a young Thai seller of 33 years from Pattaya.
Why did the Swiss daily "20 Minutes" publish two photos of a Thai man to illustrate his article on the arrest of the Swiss vapoteur? What is certain is that this choice has clearly put the position of this Swiss resident in the face of popular vindictiveness. As reported by a colleague in his article, »LThe pictures shown were published on the 23 July by the Thai press, three days before his arrest. In the photos, this is actually a young Thai seller of 33 years of Pattaya.".
And this mistake could have serious consequences! In the photos we see a man with the dull complexion hiding behind a blank sheet, in front of him, a real arsenal of vaping equipment. This photo that illustrated an article of the local chain AEC-TV last July 23 mistakenly blames the Swiss vapoteur who actually has nothing to do with it. Moreover, the media relay was not slow to be done since the newspaper " The Morning Asked our editorial team yesterday afternoon if these photos could explain the arrest ...
It is clear that if these photos concerned the Swiss vapoteur they would fully explain the arrest without justifying it. But not related to the case, their publications poses a real ethical problem especially that the daily "20 minutes" added in commentary « according to the photos released by the police, the man held indeed a large number of devices as well as products intended to vape« .
THE REACTION OF THE HELVET POPULATION IS ACCELERATED!
While this Swiss vapoteur should seem to you to be supported by his country, the photos published by the 20 Minutes Have clearly envenomed things. Presented as a criminal, the Swiss population finds it normal to be punished ...