Tukul Arwana is spreading an immoral virus throughout the country.
Tukul Arwana, the host of Trans 7's Empat Mata (Four Eyes) talk show program, has aroused the ire of the ever-vigilant guardians of national morality, the students of Muhammadiyah 4 primary school in Pucang, Surabaya (see also Valentine's Day).
Tukul Arwana and his dancers.
Marking the occasion of National Education Day on May 2nd hundreds of Muhammadiyah 4 students demonstrated against Tukul, and against poor quality, uneducative television programming generally such as shows about teen romance, sex, violence, and superstition, and celebrity gossip. metrotv
Kissing guests on both cheeks is not good, it's immoral, because he is not related to them.
The female guests on Empat Mata dressed too revealingly, the young lad went on, and that, coupled with the cheek kissing, amounted to a deliberately created "virus" spreading through society.
If they behave like that we'll just turn off the tv. Do you agree?
His schoolmates shouted "Agree!"
Make us moral.
Some tortuous translations of some of the banners the students carried:
The school principal, M Sholihin, said "Empat Mata" was shown too early at night, from 9.30 pm, and so many schoolchildren could see it. He advised Tukul to stop kissing guests on the cheek, make his guests dress in a way that didn't reveal what was forbidden, and to improve his language, especially given the fact that Tukul was originally a village boy and he should know better.