June 30th, 2010 14:19 EST
Indonesian Pop Star In Hot Water Over Sex Tape
"One of Indonesia`s top celebrities has been charged under an anti-pornography law for his alleged role in sex videos which have appeared on the internet.
Pop star Nazril `Ariel` Irham and two other celebrities, TV presenter Luna Maya and soapstar Cut Tari, have denied involvement in the sex tapes.
The scandal has angered many in Muslim-dominated Indonesia."
BBC News, Jakarta
At one time Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian were D-List celebs, but when their respective home-made sex tapes hit the Internet they became superstars. Now almost every up-and-coming celeb bimbo considers releasing a sex tape a necessity.
American celebs can get away with making sex tapes, but it`s a different story in the Muslim nation of Indonesia. I`m sure Indonesians love porn as much as Americans, but the Muslim clerics have their panties in a twist over Ariel`s sex tape.
Ariel has been charged under an anti-pornography law and there`s a chance he may spend years behind bars. Ariel faces 12 years and a fine of $600,000.
Ariel dude, hope you won`t be publicly whipped!
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