Busy working parents in Indonesia are turning their babies gay through certain dietary choices.
Reportedly, that’s the contention of a mayor in Indonesia, who specifically identified instant noodles and infant formula as the possible orientation-changing culprits.
“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,” Mayor Arief R. Wismansyah, 38, claimed at a recent pregnancy seminar in the city of Tangerang, DNA India reported.
“He said canned milk and instant noodles are being more and more heavily relied upon as parents are getting busier. ‘It’s no wonder there are more LGBT,'” the London Telegraphreported the mayor as asserting.
“[The mayor] said that the fulfillment of nutritional needs in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life is very important and that if the proper intake is not met, the impact on the child’s development will be permanent,” Fox News reported.
“God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Asep,” the mayor is said to have added as part of the same remarks at the seminar.
“Wismansyah also blamed the internet and social media for spreading LGBT thoughts and views,” the International Business Times detailed.
Indonesia has also imposed a ban on “gay” emojis in instant messaging apps. The Muslim majority country claims the same-sex emoticons may cause “public unrest,” The Inquisitr reported last month.
Separately, the Indonesian Defense Minister recently accused the LGBT movement of being “potentially as dangerous as nuclear war,” according to the Daily Mail. The country’s education minister has suggested that gays should be banned from universities, while the Indonesian Psychiatrists Association has classified homosexuality as a mental disorder, the Telegraph noted.
Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, with about 90 percent of its citizens members of the Islamic faith.
Last month, the Human Rights Watch NGO addressed a letter to Indonesia’s president about the anti-LGBT and homophobic climate in the country, calling particular attention to harassment of gays that allegedly occurred in Aceh province.
“We write to express our grave concerns regarding the recent spate of hateful rhetoric by public officials against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Indonesia, and urge you to send an unambiguous message that your administration will defend the fundamental rights of all Indonesians…Human Rights Watch calls on your government to take a leadership position by stating publicly that the rights of all Indonesians need to be respected, including those of LGBT people, and by committing to reforms that protect instead of persecute this marginalized minority.”
Indonesia also banned Valentine’s Day this year. According to the Indonesian Council of Clerics, an influential Muslim institution, Valentine’s Day belongs to a faith other than Islam and is not part of Islamic culture, The Inquisitr previously detailed.
Setting aside the mayor’s bizarre allegation about noodles and sexuality, a study released in August 2014 claimed that ramen noodles — which have a high salt content as well as contain certain chemicals — supposedly could increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
The study focused on South Korea, whose population consumes the most instant noodles in the world. “In recent years, South Koreans have experienced a rapid increase in health problems, specifically heart disease, and a growing number of overweight adults,” the study’s author told the Daily Mail. “[I]nstant noodles and ramen appeared to be particularly damaging to women’s health,” the researcher added.
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