American Kristen Gray (centre), in Denpasar, Bali, on January 20. Photo: AP American Kristen Gray (centre), in Denpasar, Bali, on January 20. Photo: AP
American Kristen Gray (centre), in Denpasar, Bali, on January 20. Photo: AP
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

American digital nomad’s deportation from Bali reminds tourists to check their privilege

  • The public shaming of an American woman who tweeted about her ‘elevated lifestyle’ on the Indonesian island has raised many issues
  • Among them, racism, gentrification and tourist privilege reign supreme

American Kristen Gray (centre), in Denpasar, Bali, on January 20. Photo: AP American Kristen Gray (centre), in Denpasar, Bali, on January 20. Photo: AP
American Kristen Gray (centre), in Denpasar, Bali, on January 20. Photo: AP
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.