Offensive post lands sex blog couple in trouble

Offensive post lands sex blog couple in trouble

MALAYSIA - Sex blog couple Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee were questioned by Malaysian police and media regulatory officials on Monday in connection with a posting and photograph deemed offensive to Muslims.

Last Thursday, they uploaded a picture which said Selamat Berbuka Puasa (Happy Breaking Fast) even as it showed them eating bak kut teh, which is haram, or forbidden, in Islam. The picture also had a "halal" logo.

The post drew about 500 comments from both Muslims and non-Muslims, who slammed the couple for being insensitive.

"You two are really a disgrace to Chinese society and the people of Malaysia," said Brian K.H. Tan.

Last Friday, Facebook administrators shut down their page, citing "strong negative feedback".

The couple vented their anger in their tweets, blaming the public, media and Facebook.

"You may shut us down now, but we'll be back. And we'll be stronger & better than ever!" they wrote last Saturday.

But on Sunday, Mr Tan and Ms Lee apologised for what they called their "stupidest stunt" via a video uploaded on YouTube.

"We... ask for forgiveness for offending Muslims in this holy month of Ramadan," Mr Tan said in Malay, with Ms Lee beside him.

"We had no intention to trivialise or to insult Islam or to incite racial conflict for that matter. We truly regret and apologise to all parties affected."

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