O come, all ye faithful!
Influencers and TikTokers are working on destroying the world. Apparently, they are doing one country at a time.
Czech couple Sabina Dolezalova and Zdenek Slouka managed to become the most hated couple in Indonesia. This is their story. And P.S. - well, yes, she's an influencer.
Holy S**t, It That Holy Water?
In the world of social media, the only rule is: anything goes.
So, the couple was in a temple in the town of Ubud, on the Indonesian island of Bali.
They recorded their experience and shared it with their fans. Indonesians did not like what they saw, and others were shocked as well.
At first, things look normal. They are standing next to each other in front of a shrine of holy water in the temple. But then, Slouka puts his hand under the running water as Sabina bends over and lifts her skirt.
The boyfriend then splashes the holy water on to her butt while she's complaining that it's cold.
Holy water, naked bottom, and complaining. Yup and people think that British tourists are the worst.
They are ruining Bali for everyone
The holy water they used to wash the influencer's behind has a purpose. It's used in rituals for purification.
After this and similar incidents, Bali authorities decided to bring new rules to the table.
Despite the decline in tourism, the island has had it with tiny bikinis and inappropriate Western tourists' behavior.
They are looking for "quality of tourists," not some half-naked chicks and dudes posing in front of the sacred temples.
Bali deputy governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Sukawati says that the whole issue with disrespectful tourists is concerning. He stated:
"This is the government's attempt to maintain the Pura [temples]."
"The temples need to be preserved since they are the spirits of Bali's cultures and customs."
The deputy governor said that they would be re-evaluating the system that allows tourists to visit temples unaccompanied in the coming weeks.
The couple's so genuinely upset
The infamous Czech couple is now sorry for their behavior. They stated they are "genuinely upset," and of course, they gave a statement as well.
"Hello, we are so heartbroken about the video from yesterday. We shamed the blessed sanctuary and heavenly water in Ubud and we didn't have any acquaintance with it, so we are so grieved about what occurred."
Dolezalova continued, saying that they truly didn't have any desire to do anything terrible. She added:
"We trust you will excuse us and now we are simply finding what we can do to fix it."
Unless there's a time travel machine, they cannot fix the whole mess.
Balinese designer Niluh Djelantik expressed her outrage over the foreigners' behavior.
"As I said eight years ago in an interview, Bali will fall from grace if it cannot protect itself and be selective of tourists visiting the island."
The story does have a happy ending. The couple did not end up in jail or worse.
Slouka and Dolezalova agreed to participate in a Guru Piduka cleansing ritual to ask the Gods for forgiveness. It was the only way for the villagers to forgive their not-so-bright moment.
At least they got a lot of press, and hopefully, the couple learned something. Like, do not mock local religious beliefs.