Netizens feel President Halimah’s “awkwardness” during swim cheer has to do with her being surrounded by speedo-clad men during Ramadan

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Netizens have opined that President Halimah Yacob appeared “awkward” and “uneasy” as she was enveloped in a circle by national swimmers who treated her to a swim cheer, earlier this week. The President had been visiting Team Singapore athletes from swimming at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Tuesday as they were training for the Aug 18-Sept 2 Asian Games, when this happened:

Singapore swimming cheer

WATCH: Team Singapore's swimmers greeting President Halimah Yacob at the OCBC Aquatic Centre with a cheer. Madam Halimah was there at the @Singapore Sports Hub to offer her encouragement and support to athletes heading to the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 and Asian Para Games 2018.(Video: Nadarajan Rajendran)

Posted by TODAY Sports on Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Several social media users pointed out that the President appeared “awkward” during the cheer and postulated that she could have felt discomfitted since she was surrounded by speeco-clad men during Ramadan. These netizens urged the organisers of the visit to be more sensitive in the future:

Others opined that this is simply regular swim attire and that the President appeared amused, not uneasy:

Still others responded cheekily to the video and shared jokes about the situation:

One Facebook group, EMONIGHTSG, even created a rather hilarious remix of the video, setting the swim cheer to American rock song ‘The Downfall of Us All’ by A Day to Remember:

This town will be the downfall of us all

"THIS TOWN WILL BE THE DOWNFALL OF US ALL" – A Day To Remember

Posted by EMONIGHTSG on Wednesday, 6 June 2018

1 COMMENT

  1. It looked perfectly OK to me. People should be relax and not infer negativity into
    such an innocent behavior. Stop telling people how they should behave in front of the VIP President.
    That is so pretentious. There is nothing wrong with guys wear swimming trunks and girls wearing swimsuits.