A Thai nurse was forced to resign from her job after people condemned her for reportedly wearing an “overly sexy uniform” at work.
Parichat ‘Pang‘ Chatsri was said to have brought “shame to her profession” after some of her private photos were shared on the group page of the Thai Nurse Lovers Association and instantly became widely shared on social media earlier this month.
The now viral photos featured the 26-year-old wearing a tight-fitting nurse uniform with a short skirt at a private hospital in Isan, Thailand, Daily Mail reports. The get-up was seemingly designed to purposely show off her slim figure.
While the uniform wasn’t exactly scandalous, especially by western standards, it may be regarded as quite provocative in Thailand. Netizens have accused Chatsri of disrespecting the nursing profession by dressing in clothes they deemed as “inappropriate.”
In response to the backlash, the nurse issued a public apology.
“I explained to the board at the hospital but they have high regards for the hospital’s image,” she was quoted as saying. “I understood them, and I didn’t want it to be a big deal. So I took responsibility by resigning.”
“I’d like to apologize to the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council and the hospital. I don’t want the public to judge all nurses based on my image,” she added.
Chatsri further explained that she resigned because it was her responsibility to ensure that the reputation of both the hospital and the profession was not tarnished by her actions.
“I do not want trouble. It happened and I was responsible. I need to improve myself,” she said.