The Jakarta Post
A viral campaign called CELUP encouraged netizens to take photos of unknowing couples engaging in public displays of affection. (Shutterstock/File)
A viral campaign called CELUP, which encouraged netizens to take photos of unknowing couples engaging in public displays of affection and upload them to the internet, closed its Instagram account on Thursday,
CELUP is an acronym for cekrek, lapor, upload (click, report, upload).
The campaign went viral on Wednesday and was met with widespread condemnation.
CELUP previously wrote on its Instagram account: Selamatkan ruang publik kita, pergoki mereka! Laporkan kepada kami #terciduk #antiasusila (Save our public places, catch them in the act! Report them to us #caught #immoral).
Antara news agency reported that CELUP's promotional banner displayed a couple hiding behind trees and a figure slyly taking a picture of them with a mobile phone.
It read: Menyelamatkan Generasi Zaman Now (Saving the Current Generation).
Netizens voiced their disagreement on Twitter, arguing that the campaign had crossed the boundaries of privacy.
This CELUP campaign is wrong on so many levels. Can u just gently remind ppl not to do 'inappropriate thing'-according to ur moral standards, instead of being a self-righteous moral police promoting voyeurism, persecution & cyberbullying?— donquixotedoflamingo (@kingdoffy) December 27, 2017
even the name CELUP is tacky it's ironic
CELUP: offended at people who show PDA— And so fear me, December (@petrichoryan) December 27, 2017
Netyzen: offended at CELUP for being offended at people who show PDA
SJW: offended at netyzen for being offended at CELUP for being offended at people who show PDA
Twitter user @abris suggested that CELUP should instead ask for photos of people littering, motorcyclists who drive on sidewalks, acts of vandalism and people urinating in public, adding that these were the Indonesians who were destroying the nation’s public spaces. (jes/kes)
Aku mungkin akan respek kalo kampanye Celup itu motoin orang buang sampah sembarangan, pemotor lewat trotoar, orang ngrusak fasilitas umum, atau orang kencing sembarangan.— Abris ⛩ (@AriLapar) December 27, 2017
Justru mereka itulah yang bener-bener ngrusak ruang publik.