Thai beauty queen resigns under social media fire

BANGKOK (AP) — Miss Universe Thailand has resigned less than a month into her reign after being harshly criticized on social media over her political comments and looks.

Waluree Ditsayabut, 22, tearfully announced Monday she was giving up the title that would have allowed her to compete in the international Miss Universe pageant.

The actress and former talk show host said the hail of brutal comments on social media had given her and her mother sleepless nights.

Weluree was pilloried online for comments she had posted earlier on Facebook that called for the execution of all supporters of the former Thai government, whom she characterized as opposing the country's monarchy. She was also accused of being too fat.

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