Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. Western Backpacker and digital nomads are amongst the island top tourist locals in the Island. It has been one of the Top list of places to visit for most westerners looking for a warm exotic location.
Kristen Gray is accused of exploiting the Islands laws and trying to financially gain from those exploits by making a “how-to book” showing western tourists how to skirt the laws and enter the country during a global pandemic. Online fury followed suit after a local posted about it online. locals felt betrayed that their hospitality was betrayed for financial purposes.
Kristen Gray who went on Twitter to promote her US$30 e-book on how to move to Bali for an “elevated lifestyle at a lower cost of living”
The Indonesians were quick to call her out.
Excuse me neng Kristen Gray, and other bule’s who want to live in Bali, y’all need to watch this video👇 pic.twitter.com/CiX0XZZ1AR— Javanese Pride🇮🇩🌹🇸🇦🌹🇦🇪 (@nndjavanese) January 18, 2021
Kristen Gray— Permadi Arya (@permadiaktivis1) January 19, 2021
How it started: How it’s going: pic.twitter.com/BJaGRDo4xk
Dear Kristen Gray— piemon (@plumziie) January 18, 2021
the fact that you encourage other people to move to Bali doing it illegally is not very respectful, indonesian does not care what race, colour, identity, gender you are. but if you are being disrespectful. i dont think indonesians tolerate that https://t.co/hruou2JBZn