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Grammy says goodbye to Sek Loso
- Published: 21 Dec 2011 at 10.43
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Enough is enough said Grammy Entertainment yesterday after rock superstar Sek Loso admitted that his estranged wife's claims that he took drugs were true.
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This photo posted to Facebook of Sek Loso’s alleged drug-taking activities started off a scandal that has now led to the termination of his recording contract.
Grammy says goodbye to Sek Loso
Grammy Entertainment’s calls for support and public sympathy for its troubled rock star Seksan ‘‘Sek Loso’’ Sukpimai ended abruptly yesterday.
Krij Thomas, executive director of GMM Grammy, called a press conference to announce that his company had terminated its contract with the popular singer with immediate effect. All Grammy promoted Sek Loso concerts had also been cancelled.
The action was prompted by Sek Loso’s own press conference at his home the day before in which he admitted that his estranged wife’s disclosure that he used drugs was true. As evidence, she had posted a photo on her Facebook page which appeared to show the singer taking drugs.
He also had some harsh words for Grammy Entertainment itself and demanded company officials apologise for their behaviour. He accused the company of following him and wiretapping his phone. He said that while it was true the company had made him a rich and famous man, he had also earned the company up to a billion baht.
Mr Krij denied any inappropriate behaviour on the part of Grammy Entertainment. “Why would we tap his phone?” he asked. “We’re an entertainment company, not a secret government agency.”
Mr Krij also said the singer had ignored repeated warnings about his behaviour and he urged him to focus on getting his life back to normal. Working together again was a possibility, but not a certainty, he said.
Meanwhile, drug suppression police said they might want to invite Mr Sek Loso for a chat.
Adapted from a story in today’s Bangkok Post and Thai language sources.
alleged – claimed to be true although not yet proven ที่ถูกกล่าวหา
scandal – a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people เรื่องอื้อฉาว
termination – ending or stopping something การสิ้นสุด, การยุติ
sympathy – a natural feeling of kindness and understanding that you have for someone who is experiencing something very unpleasant ความเห็นอกเห็นใจ
abruptly – suddenly and unexpectedly, and often unpleasant อย่างกะทันหัน
press conference – an official meeting where someone makes a formal statement about a particular issue or event to journalists and answers their questions about it การแถลงข่าว
immediate effect – starting now เริ่มต้นทันที
promote – to help sell a product, service, etc. or make it more popular by advertising it or offering it at a special price สนับสนุน
prompted – caused ก่อให้เกิด
admit – to agree that something is true, especially when you are unhappy, sorry or surprised about it ยอมรับ
estranged – no longer living with your husband or wife แยกกันอยู่
disclosure – information or a fact that is made known or public that was previously secret or private การเปิดเผย
evidence – facts, signs or objects that make you believe that something is true หลักฐาน,ข้อแสดง
appear – to seem ดูเหมือนจะ, ดูเหมือนว่า
harsh – strict, unkind and often unfair อย่างรุนแรง
demand – to ask for something very firmly เรียกร้อง, ต้องการ
apologise – to say you are sorry for doing something wrong or for causing a problem ขอโทษ
behaviour – the way that someone acts or behaves พฤติกรรม, การกระทำตัว
wiretapping – the act of secretly listening to other people's telephone conversations by attaching a device to the telephone line การดักฟัง
deny – to say that you did not do something that someone has accused you of doing ปฏิเสธ
inappropriate – unsuitable ซึ่งไม่เหมาะสม
ignore – to intentionally not listen or give attention to ทำเพิกเฉย
warning – an action or statement telling someone of a possible problem or danger คำเตือน
urge – to advise someone very strongly about what action or attitude they should take ผลักดัน, กระตุ้น
possibility – the fact that something might exist or happen, but is not certain to สิ่งที่เป็นไปได้
certainty – a thing that is certain or sure สิ่งที่แน่นอน, ความแน่นอน
meanwhile – at the same time ในเวลาเดียวกัน
suppression – stopping illegal activity การปราบปราม
chat – a friendly informal conversation การพูดคุย