An Instagram-famous couple from the Czech Republic has been slammed for his or her “disgusting” actions with holy water at an historical temple in Bali after the offensive spectacle was caught on digicam. Although the vacationers have since apologized, claiming that they didn’t know the positioning was sacred, many livid commenters imagine in any other case.
On Aug. 9, Sabina Dolezalova and Zdenek Slouka posted a cheeky video to Instagram, the place the couple boasts a mixed following of 85,000 customers, Yahoo stories.
Within the fast clip, filmed at Beji Temple within the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary within the village of Padangtegal, the couple giggled close to a fountain whereas an unnamed third individual filmed. Then, Dolezalova lifted her skirt and bent over, whereas Slouka crammed his hand with holy water from the sacred spout and slapped his accomplice twice on her behind.
Dolezalova shrieked, the trio laughed and the digicam reduce away.
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Although Dolezalova and Slouka have since taken the video down, and made their accounts non-public, in keeping with Yahoo, the harm was already carried out.
Dr. Arya Wedakarna, who reportedly works as a senator for the Indonesian island, reposted the couple’s video for his Instagram following of 172,000, the place it sparked widespread backlash.
Circulating the video on Aug. 10, Wedakarna accused the couple of “harassing” Beji Temple in a submit that has since been appreciated practically 6,000 instances.
Dolezalova and Slouka, in the meantime, have been fast to apologize for the stunt, sharing one other video that Wedakarna additionally reposted on Saturday.
“We are so sorry about the video from yesterday, we dishonored the holy temple and holy water in Ubud and we didn’t know it,” Slouka started. “So, we are so sorry about what happened.”
“We had no idea [about] the holy water, holy temple… we really didn’t want to do anything bad, we are so truly sorry, and we hope you can forgive us,” Dolezalova added. “Now, we are just trying to do what we [can] to fix it.”
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Based on their particular person Instagram profiles, the girl is a bikini health competitor whereas the person is a web-based coach for vitamin and coaching.
Regardless of the couple’s supposed good intentions, they’re nonetheless being blasted for his or her “disgusting” and “insulting” habits at Beji Temple.
“As a tourist, you should have learned about the local culture, religion, and what you can do or what you can’t do before you came to the country that you want to visit,” one Instagram commenter mentioned of their “stupid” actions.
“It’s not funny, it’s disgraceful, that woman has no grace,” one other echoed. “I am really sorry to everyone in Bali, we tourists from the [Czech Republic] are not all the same.”
“Come on, don’t be stupid saying that you didn’t have [any] idea about it,” one other wrote. “Look at you [now,] pretending that you are sorry but when you did it you laughed at our holy temple. Use your brain.”
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Dolezalova allegedly made a monetary donation to the village after the incident to precise her remorse.
“A voluntary contribution was proposed to the local village. Whatever amount Sabina and her friends give, it is up to them and purely voluntary,” Daniel Šimkovič, the girl’s supervisor, instructed native media, in keeping with Yahoo.
Temples within the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary of Ubud date again to the 14th century, in keeping with an official web site. There, the Beji Temple is famed for its purification powers of non secular and bodily cleaning.