Tag: Preetipls

‘Mada sambrani’: Subhas Nair posts new song in reaction to Instagram Queen

Singapore—A few weeks ago, Singapore’s Instagram Queen Jamie Chua found herself being called out by netizens for a post that they found to be racist. Later Ms Chua took down the post and also apologized and made donations to two organisations that help migrant...

Fundraising campaign for foreign workers nets more than S$245,000

Singapore — A campaign to raise funds for foreign workers achieved more than twice the targeted amount of $100,000 by Sunday morning (April 12). The campaign had been launched on Tuesday (April 7) by social media influencer and YouTube comic Preeti Nair, more popularly known...

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...

Police give Preeti and Subhas Nair 24-month conditional warning for controversial rap video

Singapore —  Artist brother and sister Preeti Nair and Subhas Nair have been given a conditional warning by the police for the rap video they released as a response to a NETS Pay ad that used brownface. The video caused a stir and elicited widespread...

“Malays still patiently wait for change,” says SDP heavyweight on National Service policies

The Singapore Democratic Party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) member Damanhuri bin Abas wrote on social media that “Malays, still patiently wait for change”. He was referring to the the open secret that Malays are generally not allowed into sensitive units such as much of...

The Multi-Coloured Face

You have to hand powers that be for being able to distract you from the issues that matter. The latest row involved the Minister for Law deciding to take on the might of the racist minority by accusing a YouTuber by the name of...

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...

Preetipls and her brother apologise for ‘K. Muthusamy’ video using the same wordings as e-pay ad’s creative agency, Havas

Local YouTube star Preeti Nair and her brother, rapper Subhas Nair, released a statement earlier today apologising "for any hurt that was unintentionally caused" by the online rap video they created. The statement was posted on both the siblings' Instagram and Facebook pages mimicked the...

Pritam Singh says Preetipls video and racism issue could be a catalyst for progress

Singapore—Workers Party's (WP) Pritam Singh weighed in on the recent controversial issue of brownface used in an advertisement, and a video released in response to it. The WP chief asserted in a Facebook post on July 31 that "progress on race and religion occur...