Sandra Riley Tang, a member of pop band The Sam Willows, was the cause of much uproar from netizens after she uploaded a video using her dog’s nose to apply make-up.
In the video, Tang was seen applying concealer to her face and using the nose of her dog, Nacho, to smooth it out.
In a post on Facebook, one Jesslyn Tham said, “WT* this crazy woman is using her dog to apply her makeup?!!
Update: She’s a Singaporean actress & singer from the band The Sam Willows”.
Others also wrote that the ingredients in the makeup she was using was harmful to dog’s skin and could cause rashes or allergies.
In that very post calling her out, Tang replied, “I would like to assure you that he was a willing participant and I would never do anything to hurt him”.
“And if you watch carefully, I’m not even gripping his mouth tight at all (I’d be crazy to force him) so if he hated it, he would struggle or run away”, she added.
“I’m sure those of you who have any experience with dogs would know that. (I also wiped his nose immediately after and there’s nothing in the make-up that can harm him) so don’t worry.”
She also called for netizens to message her directly for a “civil conversation” in light of some rude comments.
Last month, another Sam Willows member Benjamin Kheng, was called out after a feature in a magazine where a photo he took suggested that he was aiming a gun at himself, which got some netizens upset that he took the issue of suicide lightly.
Kheng later apologised, posting: “Suicide is not a commodity to be glamorised and should never be painted in a trivial and tokenistic light. My apologies to Samaritans of Singapore, of which I’ve been a spokesman for (in the past), and anyone else going through depression of any degree.”
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