Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sex bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee offensive Selamat Berbuka Puasa greeting

Sex bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee have uploaded a Selamat Berbuka Puasa 'greeting' photo depicting them eating bak kut teh (a pork dish) and describing it as 'wangi, enak, menyelerakan' (fragrant, delicious, appetising).

Alvin Tan later told that there is no specific reason for uploading the picture and it was (he guesses) just a joke. But Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission took the picture quite seriously and is investigating it under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. The Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek called the greeting "unacceptable".

Netizens slammed the duo for their insensitivity. The post has earned over 500 comments, mostly chiding the couple for their insensitivity and since then they have removed their offensive posting and uploaded a picture of them eating ketupat, rendang and curry puffs instead. "Nah, come enjoy real halal food now," the caption on the updated photo reads.

Sex bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee Selamat Berbuka Puasa greeting
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The couple is since forced to apologize and called the bizarre "greeting" their "stupidest stunt". They have uploades a 1:22 minute video on their youtube channel SexcussionsAlvivi:

"We are recording this video to ask for forgiveness for offending Muslims in this holy month of Ramadan," said Tan in the video. "We sincerely regret offending religious beliefs and sensitivites in multi-cultural Malaysia," he added, speaking in Malay.

According to Asiaone in a twitter post @AlviviSwingers, the couple tweeted "I think this "halal pork for Ramadhan" stunt was the stupidest one we ever pulled. Even I had to admit it. We, were, wrong."

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