South Korean DJ Peggy Gou collects plastic waste on Bali beach, scolds people who litter on Instagram

The 28-year-old House/Techno DJ recently visited Bali, where she performed for a New Year’s Eve event. Photos: Peggy Gou / Instagram
The 28-year-old House/Techno DJ recently visited Bali, where she performed for a New Year’s Eve event. Photos: Peggy Gou / Instagram

South Korean born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Peggy Gou has a message for y’all out there: take your fucking garbage. 

The 28-year-old House/Techno DJ recently visited Bali, where she performed for New Year’s Eve at Desa Potato Head. She’s definitely got some adoring fans here in Indonesia, as we can see from the ‘Gou’ puns goodies she received while on the island. Those look pretty pun-tastic, if we’re being honest. 

 

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Gou is considered one of the world’s hippest DJ right now, with an independent record label, a Virgin Abloh-supported fashion label and over a million Instagram followers. She made her Boiler Room debut in New York City back in 2017, and has since played in international music festivals such as Coachella and Glastonbury. Gou refers to her music as “K-House”, as she usually sings in her native Korean in hits such as It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) and Starry Night.

Last night, she took to Instagram to expose the dirt (literally) on one of Bali’s beaches. It’s unclear which beach it was in particular, though she tagged Denpasar as a location on her post, which includes a video of her collecting plastic trash and putting them on a bigger bag. 

“Some of you motherfuckers don’t appreciate the ocean man,” Gou said in the video, looking visibly disgruntled. 

“Seriously, take your fucking garbage.” 

Unfortunately, it’s not that much of a surprise to learn that a beach in Bali is littered with trash, and it’s pretty telling of the situation to have a visitor highlight these concerns like Gou did. 

She’s right, of course. Just take your garbage with you. If everyone follows the same, fairly simple rule, Bali’s beaches would be all that much cleaner for it. 

On Dec. 30, Detik reported that plastic junk was found scattered on the shores of Kuta beach, which officials said had originated from elsewhere but unfortunately washed up there. For the time being at least, piles of junk washing up on the island’s shores have yet to reach its disconcerting quantities like last year

Regardless, Gou’s post should serve as a good reminder for all of us in this new year: if we can do our part for the planet – why the hell won’t we? 

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