If you thought stupid statements like chowmein being the cause of rapes were made only in India, Indonesian mayor Arief R Wismansyah proved you wrong.
Tangerang mayor Wismansyah claimed at a pregnancy seminar that instant noodles and formula milk are "making babies gay", according to Telegraph.
"To create Indonesian children that are healthy smart and competitive, the most important thing is, from the beginning, to provide them adequate nutrition, especially breastfeeding," the report quoted him as saying.
But Wismansyah did not stop there. He also blamed the internet and social media for 'spreading' LGBT thoughts and views and came up with the profound advice for parents to keep up with technology so that they could control what their children saw online.
It's not just Wismansyah, though, who has such delusions about homosexuality and health. Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said the LGBT movement was a threat because everyone was brainwashed, according to Daily Mail.
"(The LGBT movement) is dangerous as we can't see who our foes are, but out of the blue everyone is brainwashed - now the (LGBT) community is demanding more freedom, it really is a threat," Daily Mail quoted Ryamizard as saying.
First Published On : Mar 11, 2016 16:05 IST