The battle of religion zealousy keeps on firing in this Nation. After the stoning to death law in Aceh, now it’s the Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or a.k.a Indonesian Moslem Guru Frontier, launching the protest of a film deal “Menculik Miyabi” that involves a popular Japanese pornstar, Maria Ozawa.
As much as I hate Raditya Dhika’s artwork which involves his pretentious daily life turned into big bang media attention, this protest is without doubt a prejudical embargo on free speech and without basis.
My question is, what are they protesting? The film? I thought this is a comedy film with the least of sex attribution in it. And if it does involves dirty jokes, our local films have many titles that have already been broadcasted (e.g. Paku Kuntilanak, Mas Suka Masukin Aja, Sumpah Ini Pocong, and the list keep going on). I don’t ever heard that these films got banned. Protesting the upcoming broadcast of this new film will be a hypocritical attempt by the religious frontier.
So, the film has no sex scene in it, what about the star? Maria Ozawa is a pornstar who does dozens or hundreds of porn film. Should her title of Miss Pornstar be a generalization image of moral corruption? To give you a comparison of whether porn film is affecting the moral of one nation, let’s compare Japan and Indonesia.
Japan has tons of pornstars and millions of porn films. How’s they’re corruption perspective index? They ranked 17th in the 2007 political transparenciness while Indonesia is below 200th according to the Europe corruption watch institution. How’s the crime rate? Way below U.S and Britain with 1.3 robberies per 100,000 population, compared with 48.6 for West Germany, 65.8 for Great Britain, and 233.0 for the United States; and it experienced 1.1 murder per 100,000 population, compared with 3.9 for West Germany, 1.03 for England and Wales, and 8.7 for the United States in 2005 according to bookmice.net. The rape case? Reduces drastically from 33% in 1972 to 18% in 1995 despite the steep increase in porn availability every year according to http://www.hawaii.edu/PCSS/online_artcls/pornography/prngrphy_rape_jp.html.
So, what more delusional basis does MUI want to protest regarding this film deal involving the popular top pornstar? You tell me.