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1 Mar 2016

Indonesia mayor claims bad diet causes homosexuality

Tangerang's mayor has said that the rise in homosexuality in Indonesia is due to a poor diet, including lack of breastfeeding and eating instant noodles.

Arief R Wismansyah, mayor of Tangerang city, made the comments at a pregnancy seminar in the city's health office.

Wismansyah told the audience: "To create Indonesian children that are healthy smart and competitive, the most important thing is, from the beginning, to provide them adequate nutrition, especially breastfeeding.

He noted that many parents were too busy to feed their children anything other than canned milk or packaged foods, leading to poor health and development. "So, it's no wonder that recently there are more LGBT."

Wismansyah's comments are the latest in a slew of anti-LGBT sentiment in Indonesia, the country with the world's largest population of Muslims.


Reader's Comments

1. 2016-03-01 16:15  
How do these people manage to get into responsible positions? Is there no requirement for education in this country?
2. 2016-03-01 16:38  
Waha, great! Rarely laughed so much! The mayor makes my day! :-D
3. 2016-03-01 17:31  
I like instant noodles!
4. 2016-03-01 18:02  
I hope the gays of that town vote the creep out soon !!! what a total jerk, I like instant noodles too Mi goreng ayam LOL
5. 2016-03-01 18:14  
" L'ignorance n'est rien , mais la bêtise est incurable." Translated from French to English it goes , " lack of knowledge is nothing , but stupidity is incurable." Whoever wrote this must have known the likes of that guy in Indonesia well !
6. 2016-03-01 18:48  
Pathetic and ignorant. This homophobe is always coming up with all sorts of ridiculous comments to justify their hatred against gay people.
7. 2016-03-01 18:51  
Well he hardly looks in shape himself, but his own reasoning he should Mayor of the next Indonesian Gay Pride.
8. 2016-03-01 20:27  
The only positive thing about the Suharto regime is that it couldn't care less about homosexuality. Too busy "developing" (= robbing) the country and repressing political opponents. In my experience there was absolutely no prejudice then, perhaps some gentle teasing. If people found you of their taste, they were coming openly to you... By the end of his reign, Suharto found it politically convenient to promote the "green" (= hardline Muslim) wing of his army, doing a 180° turn on his past secularism. Today's new intolerance might be traced all the way back then.
9. 2016-03-01 22:40  
i eat banana.
I must be homosexual.
Comment #10 was deleted by its author on 2016-03-01 23:16
11. 2016-03-01 23:19  
How he can reached this political level baffles me!!! What he means is that you need more breastfeeding from your spouse!
12. 2016-03-02 02:15  
Talking about BAD DIETS Has this portly fellow looked in the mirror. Or is he trying to emulate Kim Jung Un ..The comments he made are embarrassingly stupid and are worthy of the ideology that put him there.

It is feeding time again for our Mayor..If he eats the wrong thing, just imagine what might happen??
13. 2016-03-02 04:49  
This is such old news. Indonesia has since moved on to the next level of bigotry with an ex-minister tweeting that gays should be killed.
14. 2016-03-02 07:15  
Good for him. Speaking his mind for all to hear.
15. 2016-03-02 08:29  
while I totally disagree with his comments about LGBT ...my priorities focus on good nutrition for all children & nursing mothers. Yes encourage breast feeding and avoid the devastating effects of industrial piracy in the process food industry, Particularly instant noodles with MSG etc,etc,etc. Fresh is best grow what you can. good luck.
16. 2016-03-02 09:58  
I am speechless......Looking at this man and what spews out of his mouth is amazing! Where do these clowns come from?!?!?!
17. 2016-03-02 11:14  
So is that mayor coming out? He is quite the chubby one. Diet has not worked well for him.
18. 2016-03-02 11:30  
Lack of breastfeeding and eating instant noodle....lol
Please kindly bring up any scientific or nutritional studies to prove it.
19. 2016-03-02 14:17  
Oh yes I will keep eating instant noodles, better yet Japanese Ramen LOL
20. 2016-03-02 14:46  
too funny. ignorance at its best
21. 2016-03-02 16:20  
obviously brought up on soft sweet cake and no breast feeding has stop his reasoning capability.... poor baby....
22. 2016-03-03 00:46  
Surely he would have had instant noodles or so call other bad diet food before throughout his life.

It make me wonder what kind of a so call "special diet" he is having today to make him an " IDIOT ".
Comment edited on 2016-03-03 00:47:30
23. 2016-03-03 04:40  
So if that turns out to be true is he going to murder millions of gay people?
Ethnic Cleansing in Asia!
24. 2016-03-04 20:35  
I was not breast-fed.
25. 2016-03-06 07:07  
the guy looks like he needs a diet ... it's called projection
26. 2016-03-07 11:27  
It is *too* easy to make fun of this bigot. But not funny for those affected. We have to keep in mind AND SUPPORT the lives of the LGBT folks under his reach. It is only worse since he made the news.
(If I could only once and for all end my suffering just *seeing* GTiLad's comments - my own world would be so much better.)
27. 2016-03-12 03:12  
Maybe too many Heinz Beans!
28. 2016-06-02 03:42  
Oh, the irony...he looks very much the model of 'bad diet'. Or bad genes, for the matter (an ugly heart somewhat contributes to that too I reckon).

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