Indonesian pop stars the Watermelon Duo are forced to publicly apologise by authorities after video for their song ‘Bounce’ is deemed too sexually suggestive
- Singers Clara Gopa and Variola May were reprimanded by authorities over clips
- The Indonesian stars apologised over videos in which they bounce up and down
- ‘Duo Semangka’ which means ‘Watermelons Duo’ forced to tone down content
- Indonesia’s children’s commission said the pair were ‘against appropriateness’
A pair of Indonesian pop singers calling themselves the ‘Watermelons Duo’ have been forced to apologise after their ‘Bounce’ video was deemed too sexual.
The duo’s raunchy moves that see them both jump up and down while gyrating in shopping centres and car parks were summoned to the Indonesian children’s commission.
Called ‘Duo Semangka’ in Bahasa Indonesia, which translates to ‘Watermelons Duo’, singers Clara Gopa and Vanya Kiara were reprimanded by authorities.
The country’s Commission for the Protection of Indonesian Children (KPAI) called the women for questioning after reportedly receiving complaints from the public.
‘Duo Semangka’ or ‘Watermelons Duo’ performing to their song titled, ‘Bounce’ which sees them jump up and down in shopping centres and car parks
The offending footage featured Gopa and Kiara who reportedly insured their breasts for one billion rupiah (nearly £60,000), dancing in their song titled ‘Bounce’.
But Kiara was replaced by Variola May earlier this month, although all three women attended the meeting with the KPAI.
Susanto, head of the KPAI, told local media said the complainants voiced concerns the videos were ‘against the values of appropriateness’, according to Tribun News.
He added: ‘We fear children will imitate their moves. So we are merely seeking clarification.’
Clara Gopa of Duo Semangka was summoned to the Indonesian Commission for the Protection of Indonesian Children and forced to apologise
After meeting with the commission the singers apologised to the public, according to local media.
The pair told reporters: ‘This will be a lesson for us to be careful in the future and to try and entertain in a more positive way.
‘Our sexy image will still be there, but we will cover up anything vulgar.’
Sonny Bule, the manager of Duo Semangka, said the pair will change their content and added that ‘perhaps not too good for the young generation and Indonesian children’.
Susanto, head of the KPAI, said the children’s commission received complaints about the duo’s raunchy music videos