The influencers should understand that the trick of offending people and gaining attention is getting old. Most of them have been using such ideas for a while and not many are a genuine mistake. Nobody knows whether the latest case is just for more views or was it unintentional.
The Czech influencer couple were filmed using the holy water from a Hindu temple in Bali to splash it on the woman’s bum. Naturally, the act has created outrage in Indonesia, where the spring water is used for ritual purification.
Czech couple Sabina Dolezalova and her boyfriend Zdenek Slouka filmed the clip at a Hindu temple in the town of Ubud on the Indonesian island of Bali and Dolezalova posted it onto social media, obviously hoping to get likes.
The video shows them standing in front of a shrine of holy water in the temple when Slouka goes to put his hand under the running water. Then his girlfriend bends over and lifts up her skirt, after which the water is splashed on to her bum by the man.
Known to be a conservative country, where the majority of tourists respect local customers, many locals were deeply offended by their actions at the holy site.
Local designer Niluh Djelantik called for Bali to become more ‘selective’ in the tourists who visit the destination after watching the clip.
Soon, the couple released an apology video and said they were sorry for the actions. They received criticism from both locals and people from around the world.
In the clip, the boyfriend says: “Hey, we are so sorry about the video from yesterday. We dishonoured the holy temple and holy water in Ubud and we didn’t know it, so we are so sorry about what happened.”
His girlfriend then says: “Because we had no idea that was some holy water or that there is a holy temple. We really didn’t want to do anything bad, we are so truly sorry. We hope you are going to forgive us and now we are just finding what we can do to fix it.”
It is not known whether the couple were charged by the authorities or if there was any action taken against the couple.
Watch the video below: