Confessing To Be Wrong, Raffi Ahmad Apologized And Gave Clarification About Gathering Without Masks
Raffi Ahmad (Photo: IG @ raffinagita1717)

JAKARTA - Raffi Ahmad became a representative of the millennial generation as a recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine with President Joko Widodo on Wednesday, January 13. However, a few hours after receiving the vaccine Raffi suddenly became a hot topic on social media after circulating photos of him coming to an event without wearing a mask.

In the screenshots of IG Stories circulating on social media, Raffi takes a photo with Anya Geraldine, Nagita Slavina, and Gading Marten, without wearing a mask.

The upload provoked a number of comments, including from actress and singer Sherina Munaf. Sherina, who previously uploaded the story of her husband who had to isolate himself due to close contact with people with COVID-19, regretted Raffi's actions.

Sherina said that Raffi Ahmad as the recipient of the first COVID-19 vaccine should be a good example of implementing health protocols.

"Hello Raffi Ahmad, after being vaccinated does not mean wandering around in a crowd. You were chosen for the initial quota of vaccines because there were many followers. For the same reason, please consistently set a good example. Please you can do better than this. Your followers are counting on you, "Sherina Munaf wrote in a tweet on her Twitter account, quoted Thursday.

Spokesperson for the COVID-19 vaccination, Dr. Reisa Broto Asmoro, reminded the public, including Raffi Ahmad, to continue implementing health protocols even after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.

"Everyone must be disciplined with health protocols, including those who have been vaccinated," said Dr. Reisa as quoted by Antara, Thursday, January 12.

Realizing that he had made a scene, Raffi Ahmad uploaded a video of apologies and clarifications on his personal Instagram @ raffinagita1717.

"Regarding the incident last night, where I was seen gathering with friends without a mask and without keeping a distance, first I apologize profusely to the President of the Republic of Indonesia Mr. @jokowi, the Presidential Secretariat, KPCPEN, and also to all Indonesian people for this incident. , "said Raffi Ahmad.

Confessing to be careless

Raffi Ahmad did not try to justify his swarming actions. He admitted to being careless and apologized for upsetting the public.

"To be honest, last night's incident was purely due to my negligence, because of my mistake. In the future I will adhere more to the 3M health protocol (wearing masks, keeping distance, washing hands). I also hope my friends and all Indonesian people will continue to carry out health protocol "Even though vaccinations are ongoing. Vaccines and health protocols are one unit," he said.


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