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.