Requires Hate revealed: Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s true identity and her extremely privileged extended family

Please don’t harass or send nastygrams to anyone mentioned in this article. There won’t be contact information here; just names, links, and pictures from public websites. According to WordPress’s user guidelines, names and “publicly available” photos/information are not considered private. It’s a breach of netiquette to disclose someone’s real name, but it’s not a breach of this site’s terms of service, nor is it illegal.

I’m doing this because I told her I would if she wouldn’t stop playing the role of a marginalized person (if you don’t see the problem in doing that, well). I’m sure she’ll continue to have enablers (after all, several of her friends have known who she is for years, and there are those who insist that identity trumps everything regardless of circumstances).

I’m completely certain that she’s the person I’m saying she is. First, because her place of birth matches what she said over a decade ago [archive link].

birthplaceSecond, because the date of birth matches what she put down at a couple of now-defunct forums (this date won’t be displayed on this blog to comply with WordPress’s rules). I’ve been consistent in my references to it, so this isn’t something I pulled out of thin air.

Finally, because a former friend of hers verified this name as the identity she presents herself as privately.

I’ll address her mother’s family first, considering she’s the only parent listed. I found her through this link [archive link] which also lists her husband’s name, and of particular importance, her brother’s.

Major shareholders of C.B.D. Development Co., Ltd. were Khun Salinee Kanjanapas and family held 60 % and Changklan Way Co., Ltd. held 40 %. Other buyers were Khun Salinee Kanjanapas’s daughter and Mr. Pakorn Buranupakorn who was Khun Vichit Buranupakorn (Khun Salinee’s husband)’s brother. Khun Salinee Kanjanapas was Khun Keeree Kanjanapas’s elder sister and was major shareholder of Changklan Way Co., Ltd.

Keeree Kanjanapas (คีรี กาญจนพาสน์), Venesa Burranupakorn’s uncle, is worth $1.65 billion and is the twelfth richest person in Thailand (#1173 in the world) as of 2015 according to Forbes. Another uncle from this side of the family, Anant Kanjanapas (อนันต์ กาญจนพาสน์), is worth $210 million. With all those stocks (including over $4 million in Bangkok Land Public Company Limited as of July 2016), in addition to being a member of The Kanjanapas Group, as well as having been on the board of directors of China Solar Energy Holdings, Hwa Kay Thai Holdings, and Siam Plastic Recycling, among other companies, their sister’s definitely no slouch either.

While their net worth may not be as grand as the Kanjanapas clan’s, the Buranupakorns are still considerably wealthy and influential. Another of Venesa’s uncles, Boonlert Buranupakorn (บุญเลิศ บูรณุปกรณ์), “personally made 1.6 billion baht” (roughly $50 million at the time) in 2011 alone and in 2005 said “For every 100 baht a tourist spends in Chiang Mai, 10 baht goes to the Buranupakorn family businesses because we reach into all sectors of tourism.” The family has a “hotel empire” among many other investments. Pakorn, Boonlert, and Tassanai Buranupakorn (ทัศนัย บูรณุปกรณ์) have all had their turns as mayor of Chiang Mai, Assanee Buranupakorn has been Secretary to the Mayor (his cousin), Wilai Buranupakorn has managed the city’s budget, and Tassanee Buranupakorn (นางสาวทัศนีย์ บูรณุปกรณ์) has been a Member of Parliament.

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Vichit Buranupakorn, Venesa’s failure of a father.

Venesa’s father doesn’t appear quite as politically ambitious as his other relatives, being the owner/manager of The Empress Hotels Group. Of course he gives his daughter employment; wealth can and does trickle down to the friends and family of the wealthy.

And now we get to a really unpleasant and distressing matter. According to one of her former friends, Venesa was part of the management of the Downtown Inn in 2011 when at least half a dozen people died there during the months of January and February.

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http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/rpg-codex-does-not-scale-to-your-mobile.48739/page-3#post-1312313 Venesa boasting about how she can neglect her managerial duties any time she wants months before the incident.

It turns out they were killed by an overspraying of pesticides, but this was only discovered when New Zealand’s 60 Minutes posed as tourists to gather samples themselves because the Thai authorities kept “losing” theirs. I don’t know for certain if Venesa was in fact involved, but it doesn’t help matters any that Boonlert, the actual owner of the hotel, has mentioned how he and Vichit are close in business matters (you’ll have to make do with a rough google translation if you can’t read Thai) and that the demolition company that eventually tore down the hotel say they were hired by Vichit on their website [archive link] (same deal as the previous link). Regardless, this looks to me like it could potentially be murder at worst and criminally negligent manslaughter at best, and yet no one was ever charged with anything.

Privilege takes many forms. These can include

  • Being born into an extremely wealthy and politically connected family
  • A debt-free college education
  • A high-paying job given to you by your father or any other family member
  • Being responsible (whether as an individual or a corporate entity) for the deaths of multiple people and facing no legal consequences

Someone who benefits from all these things is neither marginalized nor systematically oppressed, and to claim as such is an insult to those who are.

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“Pay no attention to that woman behind the smartphone”

I keep thinking I’m done, but then boredom and curiosity set in, I check out her twitter feed, and find something new that inspires a response. That tweet reminded me of something she once said to a Pakistani man on the Codex, which led me to re-check some of the other times she showed “solidarity” with “persons of color.”

2008-10-30

DefJam101 is a black man from the US. Yes, she just told him she wasn’t going to lynch him. No problems there, right? http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/the-witcher-sold-more-than-one-million-copies.27322/#post-622550

2011-05-05

GD-only. It may not be ironic, but it is hypocritical for “Sriduangkaew” to denigrate Andhaira for being a “privileged Pakistani kid living in a gated community” given her own background, not to mention how she believes her Thai-Chinese-living-in-Thailand-and-Hong-Kong status gives her (but no one white) the right to joke about Pakistani stonings. http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/best-android-apps.58897

2013-6-02

I normally wouldn’t use a secondhand account; however, given everything else, I believe it. http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/i-accidentally-started-reading-lesis-blog.83614/page-2#post-2692041

I’m sure there will be plenty of mental gymnastics to justify how none of this is actually racist or relevant anymore from those who somehow believe “people of color” are all one race. Knock yourselves out.

A disclaimer

When I created this blog, I had no idea Benjanun Sriduangkaew had been and (at the time of this entry) continues to be abused by her father. It doesn’t make what she’s said and done any less wrong, but it’s important for context. I want her to break the cycle, and part of that includes taking responsibility for her actions, so this stays up as is.

Elaborating a bit on the anti-black racism of Benjanun Sriduangkaew

I didn’t think I’d have to write another entry, but a person on twitter claimed that Benjanun Sriduangkaew was “shaming” a racist person when she emptyquoted his racist post. Since the thread was locked to one-year-old members, I took screencaps of the entire thing to provide more context.

iotk 1 iotk 2 iotk 3 iotk 4 iotk 5 iotk 6 iotk 7 iotk 8iotk 9Does that look like shaming to you? If so, why didn’t she shame any of the others? And I can’t reiterate enough that her blog existed when she wrote this. I still have no qualms with anyone wanting to read or publish her fiction, but defending this? Believing she’s capable of sincerity when she’s done nothing to earn that trust and so many things to break it? That’s offensive.

Classist too. Among other unpleasant things.

If you’re reading this, you likely already know who Benjanun Sriduangkaew/Winterfox/Requires Hate is. If not, the first few Google search results should give you a pretty good idea. This is a supplement. The following screencaps document her behavior on the RPG Codex forum from 2007-2011. If you need convincing Sriduangkaew/Winterfox/RH and Lesifoere are one and the same, she said so herself, going as far as unlocking her livejournal entries:

Since there’s at least one personality cultist claiming there’s no proof of Sriduangkaew/RH ever having been Winterfox, I also have links to that:

I’ll be going in reverse-chronological order (unless it’s the first in a chain), because the latest statements are the most relevant and contain the worst. Links to sources will be included, but threads in General Discussion can only be viewed with an account. The subforum was hidden from the public in 2012, so it’s not like she ever had the expectation of privacy (though she did go back and delete a lot; some of these posts had to be restored by moderators).

The first few aren’t from the Codex, but they do provide context regarding her concurrent online behavior elsewhere. In case she would ever try to claim that she became such a zealot to “atone” for her problematic past.

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GD-only; before likes existed (the Codex received this functionality in 2012), emptyquoting was done to express agreement. http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/unintentional-incline-of-the-kwa.57888/#post-1597659

Remember in fauxpology 1 when she claimed she had never said anything along the lines of "eat shit and die because your taste is shit!"? Technically this isn't "raped-by-dogs" since she's suggesting the person should initiate (nonconsensual) oral sex with the dog.

Remember in fauxpology 1 when she claimed she had never said anything along the lines of “eat shit and die because your taste is shit!”? Technically this isn’t “raped-by-dogs” since she’s suggesting the person should initiate (nonconsensual) oral sex with the dog. http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/best-looking-codex-approved-rpg-on-max-settings.57069/page-3#post-1573786

GD-only; Kwanzania is a derogatory nickname for the United States. What it insinuates should be self-explanatory.

GD-only; Kwanzania is a derogatory nickname for the United States. What it insinuates should be self-explanatory. http://rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/lesi-got-something-to-tell-us.57016/page-2#post-1571137

Another reminder that Sriduangkaew had no problem calling other people racists before making the above posts

Another reminder that Sriduangkaew had no problem calling other people racists before making some of the previous posts. https://arsmarginal.wordpress.com/2011/01/02/ars-marginal-2010-in-review/#comment-470

GD-only; Amerikwa, as Urban Dictionary tells it, was coined by Alex Linder, an antisemitic white supremacist.

GD-only; Amerikwa, as Urban Dictionary tells it, was coined by Alex Linder, an antisemitic white supremacist. http://rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/lets-laugh-at-apple.51227/#post-1382156

GD-only; a bit more context for how this conversation started is in the following image.

GD-only; a bit more context for how this conversation started is in the following image. http://rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/liberal-idiocy-reaches-critical-mass.43433/page-7#post-1125904

part 1/2; Black Cat is an Argentine of South Korean descent (and actually 14 years old at the time, while Sriduangkaew was 23).

part 1/2; Black Cat is an Argentine of South Korean descent (and actually 14 years old at the time, while Sriduangkaew was 23). http://rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/planescape-torment.38475/page-5#post-968635

GD-only; once again referring back to fauxpology 1, remember when Sriduangkaew claimed that she believed she was "doing good and was punching up"?

GD-only; once again referring back to fauxpology 1, remember when Sriduangkaew claimed that she believed she was “doing good and was punching up”? http://rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/most-arrogant-minorities.30030/page-4#post-699543

If you still want to buy or publish her work after reading this, I won’t try to convince you to do otherwise; I’m here to help you make an informed decision (and troll the author). Do keep in mind that despite her significant income, Sriduangkaew has no issue with downloading books and other entertainment without compensation.