Myanmar citizens have been angered by a porn film shot at an ancient Buddhist pagoda in Bagan, a famous World Heritage site. This file pic shows a tourist walking to the Htilominlo temple. Image: Twitter

Outrage is growing in Myanmar after the emergence of a 12-minute porn video shot in Bagan, the country’s best-known tourist hotspot and a UNESCO heritage site with thousands of hallowed Buddhist pagodas.

The video was posted on PornHub by users “YeeesYeeesYeees”, who describe themselves as a 23-year-old Italian couple with piercings and tattoos.

According to the site, the pair boasts more than 81,000 subscribers and over 35 million video views since they joined 11 months ago.

But the couple’s naked antics against one of Bagan’s ancient pagodas have been less than well-received in Myanmar, with condemnation spreading online.

“Our Bagan pagodas are The Holy Land,” wrote Mg Khin Gyi on Facebook with multiple angry emojis.

The video in question had been viewed nearly a quarter of a million times by Thursday evening – but registered twice as many dislikes as likes.

Managing director of New Fantastic Asia tour company, Tun Tun Naing, questioned what seemed to be “negligent” security at Bagan’s sites and called for action.

The Mandalay chairman of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association, Myo Yee, added his voice to the rising clamor, saying the case was bad news for an industry hit hard by coronavirus woes.

“It’s a difficult time for us because not many tourists are coming here,” he said.

AFP

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  1. What possessed those two idiots and the camera operator when they desecrated a holy site..
    Is nothing sacred anymore?
    I’m disgusted by their behavior.

  2. What kind animals are they? Don’t they have any value to religious and culture? Where are your Christian values? We Buddhists believe in Karma and now Italy is paying for it with Coronavirus!

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