I know alot of Lao people in my area claim to be mixed Thai and I find it strange that these Lao people are usually the ones that are big fans of Thai media and entertainment. I was at a Lao house party awhile ago and all they talked about was Thailand, Thai movies and Thai music. Alot of them showed animosity to Thailand and some even said they were mixed Thai so they can't hate the Thais like that. This isn't the first time I hear about Lao people's obsession with Thailand. Prior to that I know a Lao girl who is my homeboy's sister and if u see her room all you see is Thai celebrities hanging up her walls as posters, all she listens to is Thai pop music. Matter of fact her whole family listens to Thai songs. "I asked her why would you listen to Thai songs rather than Lao?" You know what she replied? She said "Because I can understand them and I am mixed Thai plus Lao music isn't as good and they don't make that much music." It's funny she said she was mixed Thai because her brother is one of my close friends and we had a conversation prior to that and he is one of those Anti-Thai Lao people like Savan he hates the Thais to the fullest. His family is so Lao I bet the only place they've step foot in Thailand was the refugee camps. It's funny that the sister claimed to be half-Thai and her brothers dispies Thai.
Don't get me wrong I watch some Thai movies (with subtitles) but I never say to people I am mixed Thai. Btw it was one of my Lao friend who got me into it.
I find it funny alot of Lao like to bash Thais but these are the same Lao people that rather listen to Thai music and open up Thai resturants than their own Lao resturant
Are they embarrassed to be Lao?