Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Nazril Ariel, the lead singer Indonesian band Peterpan, has sold millions of albums in Indonesia and is well known in Asian countries. Now, people are calling him the Edison Chen of Indonesia after he is seen having sex on video with several female celebrities. His sex video with Cut Tari is now the hottest download in Indonesia. Last week, his sex video with Luna Maya was the hottest download. The videos were taken off the popular social network but not before dozens of copies started to emerge in several forum's, video sharing websites and porn sites in Indonesia. The Indonesian police are investigating the matter and have said in a press conference that they will be bringing the three celebrities in for questioning. The police spokesman said "we will question them to find out about the clips and how the videos were circulated in public."
Ariel Peterpan created a new sensation after his video with actress Luna Maya which went viral on the Internet. Now Ariel Peterpan is back with another hot video with Cut Tari. The 8 minute 45 seconds long video seem to have been recorded in a luxury hotel room. According to the clip's metadata, the almost nine-minute clip was shot on Nov. 18, 2006, at 6.18 p.m. The graphic video follows the leaking of two pornographic films allegedly involving Ariel and his current girlfriend, high-profile celebrity Luna Maya. Cut Tari is the host of infotainment program "Insert," which airs daily on Trans TV at 11 a.m. She has also starred in a number of commercials, including for KFC. Speculation about the existence of yet more sex tapes featuring a who's who of Indonesian celebrities is continuing to mount. One Twitter user some suspect is behind the leak, whose claims could not be verified, claimed that there are 24 sex tapes featuring one man and many different women. The man is Ariel and the women are Indonesia's most famous females.
According to Ariel and Luna, who recently released a written statement regarding this scandal, denied that they participated in such act and the video were engineered. Cut Tari has yet to release an official statement to the public. The three celebrities face a jail term of up to 16 years as it is illegal after the controversial 2008 Anti-Pornography law in Indonesia for sexually explicit material to be filmed or photos taken. Meanwhile the sex scandal has resulted in adds staring the stars to be taken down in the country with a huge majority of Muslims.
All three of the stars have denied the videos to authorities but several experts have said that the people featured in the videos do have a resemblance. And these videos would be very difficult to engineer without very expensive tools. So the likelihood that those videos are fake is very low. And while Indonesia is not an Islamic state officially, it has an overwhelming Muslim population of over 89% of the estimated 240 million population. And sex before marriage is very taboo. AFP report:
Three Indonesian celebrities who allegedly appeared in sex videos posted on the Internet will be questioned for possible breaches of a new anti-pornography law, police said Wednesday.
Two explicit clips widely circulated online this week appear to show popular singer Nazril Ariel having sex with models and television presenters Luna Maya, his current girlfriend, and Cut Tari, his ex-girlfriend.
Chief police detective Ito Sumardi said the celebrities would be questioned about how the clips had appeared on the Internet.
"We will question them to find out about the clips and how the videos were circulated in public," Sumardi told reporters.
Maya is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme and has appeared in advertisements with Ariel for a soap made by Anglo-Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever.
Tari meanwhile endorses Sharp air conditioners.
A spokesman for Unilever said the soap ads had been cancelled this week but denied the move was connected to the sex tapes.
Producing or distributing sexually explicit material carries a maximum penalty of 12 years' jail under the tough anti-pornography law passed in the mainly Muslim country in 2008.
Muslim lawmakers have said the videos underline the need for tighter controls of the Internet in the country of 240 million people.
"There should be a heavy punishment for this crime," Communication and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring said on his Twitter micro-blog account.
A spokesman said Vice President Boediono was concerned about the effect the videos would have on young people.
"He is deeply concerned about the negative impact these porn videos could have on our children," Boediono's spokesman, Yopie Hidayat, told ElShinta radio.
The scandal has been among the top worldwide trending topics on Twitter under the "Peterporn" tag, a reference to Ariel's band, Peterpan. Several pages supporting Ariel have also appeared on social networking site Facebook.