The Indonesian music genre of Dangdut is so popular in the country that some artists are resorting to including gimmicks in their act to stand out from the rest.
On 4 April 2016, Irma Bule (29 years old) was performing at a village in Karawang, West Java. Irma, who’s known to dance with snakes on stage as part of her act, then brought a king cobra (still venomous and not defanged) up on stage.
“In the middle of the second song, Irma stepped on the snake’s tail. The snake then bit Irma in her thigh,” said witness Ferlando Octavion Auzura, as quoted by Merdeka.