A deadly 5.9 quake struck Sabah, Malaysia on June 5 and took away 18 lives. In the midst of the aftermath, one of the country’s state official blamed the calamity to a group of foreign trekkers who posed naked at the peak of Mount Kinabalu.
Photo from Emil Kaminski’s Facebook
On June 7, Emil Kaminski, owner of the travel blog Monkeetime, put up three nude photos of himself on top of Mt. Kinabalu, which angered thousands of people causing them to send him hate mails and death threats. The post stated, “Some deranged prick has linked earthquakes and mountaintop nudity. Well, apparently I am responsible for the 2015 Nepal quake, and whatever incoming quakes in Canada (as well as Thailand, India, China, Taiwan, Hongkong, and a variety of other countries…)”. It garnered 1,615 shares and 2,288 comments, which are mostly enraged remarks, saying that they had upset the mountain and disrespected Malaysia for stripping down on top of the “sacred mountain”.
Monkeetime later posted a Youtube video on June 8, trolling Malaysia, disregarding the local custom as superstition and then reading the hate comments on his controversial post.
What do you think? Is there a link between nudity and the natural disaster that happened?