A popular Indonesian vlogger landed himself in hot soup recently after posting about a hand-written business-class menu of the country’s national airline, Garuda.
According to a report in Straits Times
, Rius Vernandes posted an Instagram video showing the menu written on a piece of notebook paper
with the caption, ‘The menu is still being printed, sir.’
The YouTuber was reportedly given the hand-written menu as there were no proper printed ones to be handed out.
The post went viral on social media and Indonesian social media users bashed the airline for such a conduct.
In retaliation, the airline filed a defamation case against Vernandes and said the handwritten menu was made by a cabin crew member for personal use and not intended to be handed out to passengers.
Vernandes later confirmed that he received a summons from the police in connection with the post.
“We’ve been reported for defamation. I’m sure you know I had no intention whatsoever to defame anyone.
“I hope you can support me because I don’t want anyone to be prosecuted for an honest review and constructive criticism,” he said on Instagram.
Well, who do you support in this issue?