It was solely a matter of time earlier than one among Bali’s most controversial figures, Jerinx, graced Indonesian headlines as soon as extra. This time he’s again within the information after being named an anti-narcotics ambassador for the province.
Gede Sugianyar Dwi Putra, who heads the Nationwide Narcotics Company (BNN) in Bali, introduced right this moment that the 43-year-old punk rocker, whose actual identify is I Gede Ari Astina, will assist his workplace increase consciousness on the risks of utilizing medicine.
“Definitely to teach current messages [to the public] on the risks of medication, and likewise encouraging rehabilitation, after we do it by way of Jerinx, it might absolutely be extra trusted by his followers,” Sugianyar stated.
It’s little doubt that Jerinx has received his personal legion of loyal followers, who had supported him by way of a section of championing conspiracy theories throughout the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and later caught by him all through his controversial conviction for hate speech.
The drummer of Superman Is Lifeless was launched from jail in June and has since returned to the general public scene. On Instagram, his new account has over 113,000 followers, whereas he had greater than one million on his earlier deal with.
Whereas some, pretty or in any other case, would possibly affiliate drug use with punk rock, Jerinx has certainly saved a clear picture from narcotics all through his profession.
Of the anti-drugs ambassadorship, Jerinx stated: “I additionally need my work to contribute to a optimistic worth to all who listens, and that those that hear can stay healthily, cleanly.”
Based on Jerinx, he shall be collaborating with BNN on many various applications which may embrace digital occasions and campaigns, in addition to visits to native colleges and school campuses that embrace giving performances and elevating consciousness.