Celebrity is everywhere and people's fascination with celebrity is insatiable. This is a good thing for those people who make their fortunes of the misfortunes and stupidity of celebrities. Some people do not court celebrity but have to bear it as a result of their fame or infamy. In this regard Indonesia is no different from any other place on earth.
Nevertheless, it does seem that some Indonesians feel that their celebrity places them above the law or at least outside of any effect it might have on them. Whenever an Indonesian celebrity gets into trouble there is always speculation as to who they know, or more specifically what connections they have that may assist them in avoiding the rap.
This is the case in the recent Marcella Zalianty affair. Zalianty is accused of having her boyfriend, Ananda Mikola a race driver wanna be, and Moreno Soeprapto, beat up another colleague over an alleged debt. All three have been questioned and Zalianty has been detained.
The story still has a few twist and turns to go. The latest is that the victim, Agung Setyawan, was not beaten by the accused on the orders of Zalianty, but rather was beaten by his own brother. The plot thickens.
Yet, the point is no matter what the final truth may be, it seems that Indonesian celebrities have a penchant for getting into trouble or being accused of being in some trouble. And hence, the question posed, "Do celebrities think that the laws that apply to the rest of us do not apply to them because of their celebrity?"