Bali tourist's 'stupid' act at luxury hotel: 'Why would you do this?'

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Bali has long been a popular tourist hotspot thanks to its tropical weather, laidback lifestyle and cheap beer. But as droves of foreigners, including Aussies, continue to visit the island, so too does the long list of "stupid" things some of them do — and one tourist's recent act has created quite the wave online.

The incident, which has since gone viral on social media, shows a man attempting to put his face into a large decorative water bowl filled with flower petals, believed to be at the Apurva Kempinski five-star hotel in Nusa Dua. But as he begins to lean in, with both hands resting firmly on the bowl, it gives way under his weight, resulting in the water pouring out onto the floor.

It's unclear exactly why he chose to dunk his head in it to start with, with the act deemed "inappropriate","disrespectful" and even "stupid" by online commentators. Why he did it is the first question many of the 25 million people who watched the video have had for him since.