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Viral campaign CELUP deletes Instagram account

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, December 28, 2017 | 02:34 pm
Viral campaign CELUP deletes Instagram account

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).

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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.

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)

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