But today I felt I had to share a bit of tabloid journalism with you, courtesy of TIMEWorld. I could not resist.
Abbott Adviser Calls Indonesian Foreign Minister a ‘1970s Filipino Porn Star’
Probably not the wisest thing to say in light of rapidly deteriorating relations between Indonesia and Australia
By Sophie Brown
Bay Ismoyo / AFP / Getty Images
Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa delivers a statement in Jakarta on Nov. 18, 2013
An adviser to Australia’s Prime Minister has added fuel to the row between his country and Indonesia over spying allegations by reportedly saying Indonesia’s Foreign Minister resembled a 1970s Filipino porn star.
“Apology demanded from Australia by a bloke who looks like a 1970’s Pilipino [sic] porn star and has ethics to match,” said Mark Textor in a tweet that has since disappeared from his account.
Media reports in both Australia and Indonesia said the tweet appeared to refer to Marty Natalegawa, who has called on Canberra to apologize after claims emerged that the Australian government tapped the phones of Indonesia’s President, his wife and other senior politicians.
Textor has yet to clarify what it is about Natalegawa’s appearance that is intrinsically Filipino as opposed to Indonesian, or how a porn star’s ethics are better or worse than a politician’s.
What I found really interesting is that Marty’s indignation stems from the alleged wiretapping, not the comparison to a porn star. I have to say . . . in the nicest possible way . . . that he kind of does . . . I mean, in that light, with that hair . . . I’m just saying . . .
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ations by reportedly saying Indonesia’s Foreign Minister resembled a 1970s Filipino porn star. http://world.time.com/2013/11/21/so-awk-abbot-adviser-calls-indonesian-foreign-minister-a-1970s-filipino-porn-star/#ixzz2lZsxVAxG