Animal lovers are outraged at Waraschaya Akkarachaiyapas, who had been visiting Tiger Kingdom zoo in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, a hot spot for tourists looking to take selfies with the massive cat. This photo op did not sit well with the online masses, who accused her of “humiliating” the tiger. Another added, “This is dangerous. If the tiger had reacted angrily it could have attacked you.”
In response to the backlash, Waraschaya claimed that she’s an animal lover and meant no disrespect. The zoo also said that they always take extra precautions to make sure that visitors are safe from the animals.