Tag: racism in Singapore

Artist’s works removed from show after he calls Indian guest a “snakewhore”

Singapore — Artist Jonathan Lim’s works have been removed from a show after a racist rant on Instagram, according to its host, NPE Art Residency. The show was to feature his works alongside those of fellow artist Priyageetha Dia. The show, On Common Ground & Public Forms, is...

A racist act leads to reconstructive surgery and permanent double vision

Aggression and racism combined can lead to jail and a fractured face. Pettijohn William Samuel, an American educator at Chatsworth International School, has been found guilty of one count of voluntarily causing grievous hurt when he punched a man who stood up and defended a...

K Shanmugam: Allowing Preetipls and Subhas Nair’s video could normalize offensive speech

Singapore—During a discussion concerning race organised by the National University of Singapore's Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) on August 22, Thursday, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said that if the rap video by Preeti and Subhas Nair had been allowed...

Preeti Nair thanks supporters, signing off as “SG’s TOP Conditional Warning receiver”

Singapore —  Though she and her brother have recently been embattled, YouTube artist Preeti Nair, commonly known as ‘Preetipls,’ has lost none of her sass or spirit. In a thank you note on her Facebook account to all her supporters, she signs off as ...

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...

Singaporean actress starts twitter thread on “deeply ingrained racism” in SG, many agree

Singapore – Esther Low, a popular Singaporean actress commonly known for her role in Netflix’s Marco Polo as The Blue Princess, recently sparked an online conversation about racism in Singapore. As tweeted on January 15, the actress commented on how some Singaporeans can be very...