A netizen has drawn intense criticism online after she asserted that wheelchair users and parents pushing prams should not receive priority to board elevators.
Facebook user Nurull Insyiirahh made the comment on social media as she responded to a picture of an elevator crowded with able-bodied passengers as parents with strollers wait outside the packed elevator.
Nurull wrote: “So we’re supposed to let parents w prams in first? Since when ah? Whoesver is earlier gets to take the elevator. Doesn’t matter if you have a pram or trolley or even wheelchair. Pls stop feeling so entitled.”
Although her original comment initially received just two reactions, screenshots of her comment quickly went viral elsewhere on Facebook and on Twitter. One screenshot of Nurull’s comment that was published on Facebook quickly drew about 1,500 retweets:
After her comment went viral online, Nurull posted clarifications on Facebook. To the surprise of many, she asserted that she stands by her comment and criticised other netizens for being easily “triggered”:
Netizens responding to Nurull’s original comment and her clarifications criticised her for not being compassionate to the plight of others. Many pointed out that taking the elevator is a choice for able-bodied folks and the only option for wheelchair users and parents pushing strollers: