Tag: brownface

K Shanmugam berates Muslim religious teacher and Preetipls for racist, xenophobic comments

The Minister for Law and Home Affairs (MHA) K Shanmugam announced on Friday (Feb 7) that he had asked the MHA to look into remarks made by a religious teacher over the deadly novel coronavirus. In a Facebook post, Mr Shanmugam wrote that “the current...

Grace Fu says she personally did not find anything problematic with “brownface” ad given the context

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, told a crowd of about 300 students yesterday (10 Dec) that she personally did not find anything problematic with the "brownface" NETS advertisement. In July this year, an advertisement for the government-led NETS E-Pay initiative drew severe backlash since...

Dennis Chew apologizes for Brownface ad—”I am deeply sorry”

Singapore—Dennis Chew, who starred in the advertisement that sparked the recent controversy on race, broke his silence and spoke up about the issue, offering an apology on social media. In a post on Instagram on Wednesday, August 7, the actor/DJ, who is Chinese, expressed how...

Singapore Kindness Movement Sec-Gen issues ‘unreserved’ apology for 2 race-related articles in The Pride

Singapore — In the light of the recent discussion over racism because of a NETS Pay advertisement as well a video released in reaction to it, perhaps some words were released  hastily, and need to be taken back. Two opinion pieces published last week...

K Shanmugam and other MPs condemn Preetipls’ video, calling it “vulgar” and “unacceptable”

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam, Senior Minister of State Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State for the Ministry of National Development & Ministry of Manpower Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Health, Amrin Amin all took...

Mediacorp apologises for racially insensitive E-Pay “Brownface ad,”

Singapore – Singapore is in a festive mood for its upcoming 54th birthday, with promotions being introduced by retailers and service providers but it seems to have botched up a marketing campaign with a racist ad recently. On July 26 (Friday), member of the public...