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Commenting on his release, some social critics deemed Ariel would find it difficult to go back to society. Ariel, the critics said, had violated one of the most sacred norms in
In the country, sex tapes (and therefore free sex attitudes) are still widely
perceived as a taboo thing to even talk about. However, the critics might have
been wrong because Ariel soon easily rose into stardom after he and
his band mates announced their new band name, NOAH, and an upcoming album.
|Ariel's fans surrounded a white car, containing their idol, |
which would take him from the Kebon Waru Penitentiary.
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Ariel, overall, has been welcomed by various elements of society despite his scandalous sex tape. Only a small part of hardliners or extremists still deems him lowly.
The warm welcome to Ariel echoed a similar attitude toward another pop star, Sammy Simorangkir, who was freed from prison in 2010. Sammy, former vocalist of a Kerispatih band, served one year in prison for abusing drugs. Sammy, now a soloist, was warmly welcomed by society, musicians and his loyal fans.
Ariel and Sammy were involved in one of “deadliest sins” to be committed in
Yet, despite critics’ prediction, they could come back to steal the spotlight.
They reclaimed their thrones both in the Indonesian music industry and
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People have always awaited Ariel for his new songs. The pop star is not only known for his singing quality but also for his skill in creating number one hits songs. Ariel’s former band, Peterpan, according to an article from online media inilah.com , is the best-selling music artist in Indonesian music industry. Peterpan’s album, Bintang di Surga (Stars in the Heaven) has sold over 2.7 millions in
Likewise, Sammy has always been awaited by his fans and music industry. Sammy and his former band, Kerispatih, stole public’s attention with their heartbreaking songs lyrics. Sammy’s vocal character outshines many male vocalists in his era. His strong vocal and musicality make him in a list of few Indonesian best male vocalists.
Can this mean that our society is more open than before? Well it could be ...
 Alunx, October 18, 2009, Band dengan Album Terlaris at http://artis.inilah.com/read/detail/169508/band-dengan-album-terlaris