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Topless painter gets dressing down

An Episode of “Thailand’s Got Talent” has stirred a morality debate after a contestant painted a canvas using her bare breasts.

The topless take on art drew a rebuke from the culture minister who called it “very shocking”

The show, broadcast Sunday on Thailand’s Channel 3, featured 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.

She then turned to a large canvas and painted a yellow outline of a person.

She then removed her shirt, unhooked a black bra and doused herself with several tins of paint before turning to the audience with a broad smile to display her multi-coloured torso.

The area around her breasts was blurred out by censors. As dance music played, the contestant used her body as a paintbrush to fill in the outline.