Jakarta: An Indonesian Mayor is making news for claiming that infants can become gay if they consume instant noodles and milk formula.
Indonesian Mayor Arief R Wismansyah made the controversial remarks at a pregnancy seminar.
According to Indonesian news website Okezone, Wismansyah said: “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.”
The Mayor feels that as parents these days are very busy, they feed their kids with quick instant meals, which leaves a negative impact on the child’s development.
The reason is because parents today are so busy, that they resort to feeding their children formula and quick instants meals, which he claims has a negative impact on the child’s development.
“So, it’s no wonder that recently there are more LGBT,” he said.
He also blamed the Internet for spreading LGBT thoughts and views.
In the recent times, the small gay community in conservative, Muslim-majority Indonesia is facing a sudden and unexpected backlash, with ministers and religious leaders denouncing homosexuality, LGBT websites blocked and emboldened hardliners launching anti-gay raids.
Hardline Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu last month labelled the influence of the gay community “a threat” and said fighting it was akin to “a kind of modern warfare”.
“It`s dangerous as we can`t see who our foes are, but out of the blue everyone is brainwashed,” he was cited as saying by news website Tempo.