The Mayor of Tangerang, Indonesia spoke to a pregnancy seminar recently on proper nutrition.
Mayor Arief R Wismansyah told the audience instant milk and noodles is causing more gay children.
The mayor of Indonesia’s Tangerang city has reportedly claimed that babies can become gay by consuming instant noodles and milk formula.
“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,” Arief R Wismansyah said during a city-run pregnancy seminar on Tuesday, reported Coconuts Jakarta.
According to Wismansyah, the reason is because parents today are so busy, that they resort to feeding their children formula and quick instants meals, which he claims has a negative impact on the child’s development.
“So, it’s no wonder that recently there are more LGBT,” he said.
Wismansyah’s controversial statement is not the first anti-gay rhetoric in the Southeast Asian country. Indonesia’s defence minister, earlier in the week said the LGBT movement was more dangerous than nuclear warfare.