Okay, it's true that most of us have taken an extra bottle of shampoo from the hotel at one time or the other. But this group of Indian tourists perhaps took things too far.
In a video that has gone viral on social media, a group of Indian tourists was caught by the staff of a hotel in Bali as they were leaving, as they were attempting to 'steal accessories'.
I understand this happened in #Bali. Having lived in Indonesia & visited Bali, I can personally vouch for Indonesians being the gentlest, most respectful people I have met. They hold India & Indians in very high esteem & its gut-wrenching to see us in such a compromised position.— Hemanth (@hemanthpmc) July 27, 2019
In the video, it appears that the group took electronic equipment, decorative pieces, and more. As the hotel staff continues to frisk their baggage, a man can be heard stating that he is willing to pay. However, the hotel staff adamantly states that it's not a case about money, but rather respect.
Many people also reacted to the video on Twitter, stating that tourists are representing their country when traveling internationally, and such actions are truly embarrassing.
It’s an real disgrace to all the Indians— Rajesh yadav (@rajeshasli) July 27, 2019
people like this actually behind the embarrassment for rest Indians, imagine other India travellers are staying the same hotel how does the staff behaviour will be ?— AliBhai (@Ali08306445) July 27, 2019
You should see the uncles and aunties who travel on business class. They pass orders to the crew as though they’re their personal slaves.— Rohit (@RohitBJP) July 27, 2019
Foreign flight stewards dread flying in and out of India.
This is so shameful, yet so common. People do it out of habit, affluent, smart people. And look at the defiance here , they are so rude to the hotel staff even after being caught. "We will pay" .. throwing money around seems to be the answer for all wrongdoings for these people— Sanghamitra (@mitraphoenix) July 27, 2019
This is really sad to see and one feels really ashamed while watching the video and thinking like what they might think about rest of the Indians and then question arises is what how wud they treat the nxt Indian turist.will they evn giv him the room?— Rahul P. (@rahulp020) July 27, 2019
No official clarifications about the incident have been provided.