©Instagram/ @sitibadriahh

Other local celebs like Ayu Ting Ting, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Cinta Laura, and Luna Maya all sport the same style. See for yourself.

  21 June 2016 13:39

Brilio.net - Siti Badriah, one of the most popular dangdut singers in Indonesia, recently grabbed the spotlight thanks to some pictures she posted on Instagram. The singer was spotted wearing trendy distressed ripped jeans. But there’s more to it than than that, as the public scoffed at the young singer for being “too sexy.” Indonesia’s conservative online voices are saying the jeans are inappropriate and distasteful.  

In the country with the world’s largest Muslim population, the fact that you can see most of her thigh has stirred controversy in Jakarta during the month of Ramadhan. Normally, Badriah’s Instagram posts get around 100 comments, which ain’t bad. But this one gained her more than 10 times as many, pulling in 1,155 comments, and counting.

Instagram user Zhulljanakae commented, “Yes, it might look cool… but it would be more perfect if the jeans are replaced by others with more coverage, because the cool ones will always lose to the perfect ones.” Not only that, some furious commenters even suggested that she instead go naked, rather than wearing the jeans, which seems a little extreme.

Celebrities are always fashion trend setters for millennials around the world, and Indonesia is no exception. But because the archipelago is also a fairly conservative culture, pop stars would do well to be conscientious about their fashion statements.

That said, this so-called “controversy” is actually a bit ridiculous. Ripped jeans are hardly a new thing, nor are the truly risque for modern pop stars anywhere in the world. Just look at Miley Cyrus.

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In fact, other Indonesian celebrities like Ayu Ting Ting, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Cinta Laura, and others sport the exact same ripped-jeans style. Yet, they do not receive backlash from the public.

Ayu Ting Ting wore distressed ripped jeans when she was practicing on stage. The video was posted to her Instagram account. Even though the rips are pretty big, the positioning is lower, which minimizes thigh exposure.


This make me happy as always i was going mad with this lyrics #deewanimastani

A video posted by Ayu Tingting (@ayutingting92) on

Video via Ayu Ting Ting Instagram

The archipelago’s famous Dian Sastrowardoyo from “Ada Apa dengan Cinta,” has also been seen wearing distressed ripped jeans.

Image via Dian Sastrowardoyo Instagram

Della Wulan Astreani, Julia Perez’s sister, wears  her distressed ripped jeans with several smaller rips than those worn by Badriah, yet the idea is the same.


@dellalled with kimora & zavier @jpdenim_superbintangid

A photo posted by Juliaperez (@juliaperrezz) on

Image via Della Wulan Astreani Instagram

Cinta Laura shows her outfit of the day with a pair of distressed ripped jeans. Netizens are amazed by how gorgeous she looks in the style.


Beautiful Tuesday. #clk #cintakiehl #la #tuesday #ootd #optikseis

A photo posted by Cinta Laura Kiehl (@claurakiehl) on

Image via Cinta Laura Instagram

Promoting her Valentino shoes, Luna Maya wears a pair of stylish distressed ripped jeans. The promo is a success.


Posing with my new Valentino shoes from @chloeeshop

A photo posted by Luna Maya (@lunamaya) on

Image via Luna Maya Instagram

Lastly, Indonesia’s pretty actress Nikita Purnama Willy rocks ripped jeans that are quite similar to Cinta Laura’s.


snapchat fever

A photo posted by Nikita Purnama Willy (@nikitawillyofficial94) on

Image via Nikita Purnama Willy Instagram

These examples beg the question: Why can some celebs get away with it, while Siti Badriah gets digital hate mail en masse?

Written by Selvi Nelin



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