Harrison Ford Shocks Indonesian Minister
(Jakarta, Indonesia) Popular Hollywood film star Harrison Ford visited Indonesia this week to complete location work for an upcoming environmental documentary. While there, Ford reportedly exhibited a shocking level of rudeness toward Indonesian leadership.
Ford and his crew have been accused of “harassing state institutions” resulting in a threat of deportation.
Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan told reporters that he had been angered by Ford’s approach during the interview in the capital Jakarta.Ford, presumably a kool-aid leftist, is working on a climate change program. Ostensibly, he doesn't care who he insults because he believes in the omnipotence of Gaia, goddess of the Earth.
“His emotions were running very high,” the minister was quoted as saying by the state-run Antara news agency.
“I understand the American man just came here to see Tesso Nilo [a national park on Sumatra island] and wanted violators to be caught the same day.”
The minister added he was not given the chance to explain the challenges of catching people who break the law in Indonesia’s sprawling rainforests, where illegal logging is rampant.
“I was only given the opportunity to say one or two sentences during the interview,” he said.
Arief said the minister thought there would have been some time to discuss the interview before it began.
But in the event he was “shocked that as soon as his [Ford's] crew came in, they started filming and interviewing him… and attacking him with questions.”
“There’s no privilege for him although he is a great a actor,” he said. “His crew and those who were helping him in Indonesia must be questioned to find out their motives for harassing a state institution.”