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Indonesian Celebrity Under Fire For Comments About Holocaust Memorial

Famous Indonesian singer Syahrini is under fire for an Instagram video shot at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany.

In the video, Syahrini filmed her friend complaining that her camera’s memory card was full, before turning the camera to herself to say: “We can take photos? Good right, the place where Hitler once killed people.”

Netizens came out of the woodwork, saying she was “problematic”, “ignorant”, and “being inappropriate”.

She posted the video on her Instagram account, which has 20.7 million followers but deleted it shortly after.

She also posted – and later deleted – a picture of herself posing against one of the blocks at the memorial, which was inaugurated in 2005 and is also known as the Holocaust Memorial.

Twitter user Riyan Wahyudi reposted the video and it is now going viral on the internet.

“IG generation go to place where it deems instagrammable. People go to museums not because they want to learn, but so they can take cute pictures (sic),” he added in a comment which drew the agreement of many.

Many also responded with criticism, saying that Syahrini, who is also an Adidas Indonesia brand ambassador, “had no empathy” and was “problematic”.

Source: The Jakarta Post Business Insider

Photo courtesy of Tribun News

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