Indonesian mayor says canned formula milk and instant noodles ‘are making babies gay’

The mayor of a major Indonesian city has come under fire for suggesting instant noodles and children’s formula is making babies gay.

Tangerang Mayor Arief R Wismansyah made the bizarre claim during a pregnancy seminar in the city, located to the west of Jakarta, earlier this week.

‘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,’ Mr Wismansyah said, according to Indonesian news website Okezone.

  • Waffle

    I think he may be onto something, but we will probably never know because the food lobby is so powerful, Heaven forbid that we should ever know the truth about food additives in processed foods and their effect on the body and the developing fetus.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I love hydrolyzed plant protein.

  • canminuteman

    He could be right, ya never know… I never ate formula as a child but I did eat a lot of instant noodles as a student. Hopefully I will be OK. That being said I have seen it stated in a lot of reputable places that for the same reason as soy bean products are good for menopausal women, growing boys should avoid them like the plague.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      When I was a teenager I was into bodybuilding.
      We used to go to the health food store to pick up soybean powder on the cheap.
      Mix it up with milk, sugar and vanilla and it’s great.
      It made me twenty pounds heavier than I am now even if I was eight inches shorter at the age of sixteen.
      All those guys buying fancy boosters now are suckers.
      Nowadays I can’t be bothered to waste what limited time I have left on lifting weights.

      • canminuteman

        I have lifted weights on and off all my life, especially when I was in the army. I have never taken suppliments of any type. I’m in an “on” phase right now. I am quite fit for someone who is in their early 50’s, and I have two young sons to keep up with, so its off to the YMCA for me this afternoon.

        • BradThomas

          I started it in university mainly in the (vain!) hope of getting more dates, but I quickly got addicted to it and have been doing it off and on for 20 years now. You get a kind of natural high from a workout (if you do cardio too) because of improved blood flow and, I guess, the brain releases endorphins. So I still find it worth the effort (even if I go through off periods myself.) My back tends to act up too when I stop the workouts for a while.

          • canminuteman

            I’m starting to get arthritic knees and I screwed up my shoulder falling off my bicycle. This limits me now, but I will try and keep it up as long as I can.

      • ntt1

        i followed a similar regimen but utilizing mid grade scotch or brandy in the posset, throw in a raw egg if you are feeling poorly,I have never lifted weights being more interested in lowering my centre of gravity and growing into the welcome contours of my easy chair.

    • k1962

      Yep, it contains something that mimics estrogen. Moobs anyone?

  • tom_billesley

    Has he told Bob Mugabe?
    In a speech, Mr Mugabe attacked Western donors, and said he would not accept “rotten, filthy” aid if it was contingent on Zimbabwe accepting same-sex marriages, the government-owned newspaper the Herald reported.
    Some of the aid would be baby formula.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Now, does Bob’s being African mean he can get away with hating homos like a muzzie or does homo outrank African in the preferred groups thing? I always get confused.

  • ntt1

    based on empirical evidence, visual confirmation and deep personal biases i would say the consumption of ramen noodles by impoverished arts undergraduates could well be the cause of their extreme progressiveness if not flagrant gayness.
    while our two navigated the shoals of academia we took great care to enhance and enrich their nutrition, incidentally we witnessed many top grade oriental students struggling to freeze and keep massive prefabricated meals provided by doting mums. no sign of ramen noodles anywhere. this might have the same strong corollary as the consumption of french fries leading to criminal behavior.

  • ontario john

    But our little prince Trudeau is fighting back against homophobia that is running rampant in Canada. The Globe and Mail website is excited that Trudeau is pushing for a pardon for a now dead homosexual who was convicted of being gay by the courts in the 60s. It should be interesting how he can pose for a selfie with a corpse.

  • marty_p

    It’s all a Zionist conspiracy.

    • Alain

      It seems for once that was not the claim. You just never know any more what to expect.

  • Oy kevalt.