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Jakarta Post

Getting physical

  • Bruce Emond

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 1 2012   /  01:36 pm

Comedian Olga Syahputra issued a tearful public apology during the show Fesbukers on ANTV on Monday. Flanked by Jessica Iskandar and Rafi Ahmad, who are his co-hosts on the long-running morning teen pop music show Dahsyat on RCTI, Olga sobbed as he declared that he meant no harm through his humor.

“Sometimes people just want to do something good for others and it is taken the wrong way,” he said. “Nobody is perfect, we all make mistakes.”

Known for his cutting, sometimes off-color comments, Olga finds himself in hot water once again with the KPI, the TV watchdog. This time, he has been warned over making fun of an overweight member of the audience during a live show. His track record – chronologically recorded by one online news portal as a “top 10” list of Olga incidents – includes upsetting a band by calling them the wrong name and then talking through th...