Filmmaker Gains Thousands of Twitter Followers by Running Naked into Circle K

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Last night at about 2am EST, Indonesian filmmaker Joko Anwar released a single, fateful tweet:

If I got my 3000th follower today, I’ll go into a Circle K naked.

It is now almost noon EST. And Joko Anwar has more than 10,000 followers. You can bet he’s getting publicity out of this. Alas, he also has to walk into a Circle K naked.

His follow-up tweets:

1 hour after initial tweet: You perverts! Hahahaha…

Almost 2 hours later: Ok. It looks like it’s gonna happen. Damn youuuu…!!! I’ll do it at night, ok?? Happy?????

Then: Damn. It’s so hard to get people to watch my movies, yet it’s so easy to make people want to see me naked. Just wait for pics tonight.

2 hours later: Have mercy. Let me do it at night. You’ll get the pics when you wake up tomorrow. Promise. *crying while doing push-up*

5 hours later: Be patient. Looking for the right Circle K.

His friends later livetweeted the actual event. As promised, Anwar ran naked into a Circle K. Here’s a picture of him (found on tweetphoto):

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There are several lessons here. 1) Twitter is powerful publicity. People will follow you instantly–if you say the right thing. 2) The “right thing” may involve doing something embarrassing. 3) Is it worth it?

  • simplysmall

    Yet he did it and uploade his naked pic! :)

    He kept his words and bravely insane!

  • According person with twitter id @iwetramadhan, the picture of naked Jokoanwar taken @ circle K Bintaro Sektor 2, Tengerang , Jakarta, Indonesia

  • pertamax!

  • dita

    i just don’t understand why he did it. i really agree with the sentence “is it worth it?” yea, me think so, is it worth it? hmmmmmm

  • frans

    he’s kind of man who kept his promise…
    u rocks JOKO!!!!

  • KeduaX

  • KetigaX

  • knape jadi kyak kaskus gini comentnya ya Gan?

  • satanabee

    OMFG!! what’s he doing at there? =))

    no place to hide?? ahahaahaaa

  • kiyo

    #3 ) Is it worth it?

  • It’s embarassing. You better do something important than this. Just like making some movies. You just looks like an abnormal person. Such an idiot. It will make your country ashamed because of your attitude. You better think straight now, moron.

  • Nais inpohh Gan!!(*tjap jempol!!)

  • efendiuz

    mantab gan ! :beer:

  • KEWL!!!

  • garila.. si joko edan

  • Cendol 2 glass for mas joko :lol:

  • kaskuser

    repsol nih

  • It really doesn’t matter if some see Mr. Anwar as a frenetic director who goes running around naked just to gather viewers for his movies.

    What really takes the cake is Anwar got his wish: he garnered a lot of Twitter followers — which will surely gather enough influence to spike up his viewership in his next premiere.

    However, I don’t think the people who saw him running in his birthday suit in Circle K will bother to watch his films though.

  • Blinsniper

    Ah gw GAGAL PERTAMAX gan !!
    Btw mas joko gokil jg nih :beer:
    tapi mas joko bukan maho kan ? ahahaha..

  • Roy Suryo KDRT

    let me analize….

    Roy Suryo KDRT
    Pakar Pornografi Indonesia

  • Joko

    gondal gandul

  • nocommet

    america got Oscar De La Hoya and now We got Anwar de la HAHA…he’s a joke now…my my my…

  • Joko anwar is actually acclaimed filmmaker, his movies have been win award for a brilliant scriptwriting and fresh approach.

    His stunt start because of a joke, his joke taken seriously by several KASKUSERs that has power of crowd (red: http://www.kaskus.us) the largest Indonesian community.

    Kaskus moderators put his dare into the website and thousands people just help to make it come true. 7000 followers within 3 hours.

    thats the power of community

  • Joko Bodoh

    He’s rock but al the people around him gave stupid coment

  • lol. i follow him. his tweets are silly

  • The “right thing”, I think we must define it clearly, because not any “right thing” have so powerful as Joko Anwar said.

  • i just don’t understand why he did it. i really agree with the sentence “is it worth it?” yea, me think so, is it worth it? hmmmmmm

  • “2 hours later: Have mercy. Let me do it at night. You’ll get the pics when you wake up tomorrow. Promise. *crying while doing push-up*”

    kwakwkawkaw