Peterporn Sex Scandal

Indonesia has gone one step beyond in matters to do with sex scandals.  Sure, the West has plenty of variety.  We’ve had Paris Hilton (and many other) sex tapes, upskirts getting out of cars, nipple flashes, transparent clothing, costume malfunctions, girls kissing girls and I don’t know what else.  But Indonesia’s Peterporn scandal promises no less than 32 high resolution porn videos, each one featuring one of its most popular singers and in many cases co-starring female celebrities.

Nazril ‘Ariel’ Irham with his band Peterpan has for many years, until the past few, dominated the Indonesian pop music scene.  Here’s a taste of his music, one of his biggest hits, it’s actually not bad listening:

Anyhow, over the years of dominating the music charts, he had many opportunities to meet beautiful girls.  That’s not unusual for someone in the music industry, but it seems that he has a fetish for recording his adventures on video. 

His story is that someone stole the laptop on which he stored his videos.  The thieves tried to blackmail him and are now carrying out their threats to release the videos to the public.  The first video they released was one starring him and his latest girlfriend Luna Maya, a model, film and sinetron (soapy) actress and TV compare.  Here she is wearing a jilbab:

Looks innocent, doesn’t she?  The two are actually under contract with Unilever to feature in Lux soap commercials.  If you use your imagination, you might get an idea what the porn video might look like:

Or maybe not.  Some Indonesians find this commercial racy enough.  So you can imagine what a fuss the release of the sex tape caused.  Of course, Indonesia is not new to porn.  There used to be a big film industry based on soft core porn, but it died a gradual death as video piracy flourished (it still does).  It has also been replaced with the internet, of course.  Anyone with a dollar can spend a few hours in an internet cafe (warnet, or warung internet) and watch whatever they fancy.  Unlike in China, there are no restrictions on what you can watch on the internet.  It seems most people are watching Ariel and Luna.

And they’re also watching Ariel and Cut Tari.  Yes, just a day after the release of the first sex vid, there came a second one.  It’s well known that Cut Tari, a model and sinetron actress, is a former girlfriend of Ariel.  Here’s a pic of her:

She looks even more lovely in real life.  Anyhow, she claims the girl in the second porno vid is someone who looks like her.  I’m not so sure, there aren’t many girls who look as gorgeous as she does. But her husband is supporting her denial.  Yes, husband of seven years.

As expected, the police have become involved.  The Surabaya police became so excited, they took matters into their own hands (so to speak):

In the clip, you can see them raiding a school and an internet cafe in search of porn.  I’m not sure what they’re trying to achieve from that, seems a bit sleazy to me.

Anyhow, the real police are on to it.  Ariel and Luna have been called in for questioning.  Although they haven’t fronted the police station yet, there was one group that received some free publicity:

That’s right, citizens for the dissolution of the counterterrorism squad.  They were protesting at the police station while the press was waiting for Ariel and Luna to show up.  What’s wrong with those people?  I mean, really.  Don’t imagine that those few protesters in any way represent the mainstream opinion of Indonesia people.  Most of them are fed up with fanatics like that.  The counterterrrorism squad have had such huge success their methods should be studied by the Western intelligence agencies.

Latest word is the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has identified the IP addresses of the first uploaders of the porn vids.  I guess those people can expect to be raided shortly.

So as things stand, we have a possible collection of up to 32 sex vids.  It is said that they feature as many as seven female celebrities, so up to five ladies are about to suffer the consequences of a racy past.  We don’t know if Ariel and Luna will be charged for making porn under the new anti pornography laws.  And the public is speculating on whether Cut Tari is in the second video or not.  We don’t know if this whole affair will reignite Ariel’s waning career. But one thing’s for sure, the newest word in the Indonesian language is ‘peterporn’ and it’s going to be hogging the headlines for a long while to come.


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One Response to “Peterporn Sex Scandal”

  1. Peterporn Scandal Development: Ariel Arrested « Aboutindo's Blog Says:

    […] have decided to arrest Nazril ‘Ariel’ Irham for his part in the so-called Peterporn Scandal.  Under the recent anti-pornography laws, he is facing anything from 6 months to 9 years in jail […]

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