TikTok user opens up about being catcalled on Gili Trawangan island. She is now facing defamation charges
An Indonesian girl who shared on TikTok her expertise of being catcalled on vacation island Gili Trawangan is being sued for on-line defamation, as locals accuse her of giving the vacationer hotspot a nasty rep.
Former flight attendant Mia Earliana shared on her TikTok account final weekend about being catcalled whereas visiting Gili Trawangan, Lombok someday in the past. The clip, which was uploaded on Sept. 15, was a response to a narrative about one other social media influencer being catcalled on the island.
Mia chimed in together with her personal private story.
“I’m so mad. I cannot return to Gili Trawangan, to be trustworthy,” Mia mentioned on her TikTok.
To her credit score, Mia shared constructive experiences when visiting different islands in Indonesia – particularly Bali.
“Everytime I am going to Bali I don’t should be apprehensive about catcalling […] it doesn’t matter what garments I put on,” she mentioned.
“However once I visited Gili […] it was so fucking disgusting. The catcalling was unbelievable,” she added, explaining that seconds after she arrived on Gili, males would name her “fairly” whereas providing her “free snorkeling” and, extra straight to the purpose, requested for her telephone quantity and her firm.
Within the clip, Mia went on to say that whereas the island is gorgeous, the individuals want to alter to ensure that the tourism there to thrive.
It ought to be famous that Mia additionally complained about different issues, equivalent to alleged dishonesty about lodge costs.
The video went viral and reportedly acquired 9 million views in simply 4 days after it was uploaded.
Over the weekend, Mia, seemingly conscious that her content material offended some individuals in Lombok, uploaded an apology video explaining that each one she needed to do was to place a highlight on irresponsible people on the island. Within the apology video, commenters overwhelmingly got here to her help.
The catcall allegations video has been set to personal, Mia mentioned, including that she has ready proof that she was verbally harassed.
Marianto, a resident who represents the North Lombok group, filed a grievance yesterday with the West Nusa Tenggara Police over Mia’s video.
The video, he mentioned, implied that North Lombok individuals are perverted and thus harm the island’s picture as a tourist-friendly vacation spot.
“What’s worse is that she claimed that the [harassment] was carried out by many individuals there,” he mentioned.