Should ‘begpackers’ feel ashamed of themselves?

Take a walk down Khao San Road in Bangkok and you’ll see people lining the streets asking for money. Only they’re not homeless locals struggling to feed their families; they’re gap yah backpackers who spent their week’s budget on too many drinks in the hostel bar #fail #YOLO.

What do you think about this? Should backpackers have the right to beg for money to finance their WHV? Or do you think it’s totally out of line?