Tag: racism

Old video shows K-pop girl group XUM insulting ethnic minorities

Seoul -- A100 Entertainment, the label for K-pop girl group XUM, has apologised after an  old video of the group insulting ethnic minorities resurfaced online. The video, which first appeared in May, showed XUM members Dayeon, Baekah and Iaan taking DNA tests to find out...

When Singaporeans are unemployed but foreigners have jobs: “It’s not xenophobia”

Singapore -- Opposition Peoples Voice leader Lim Tean, commenting on Facebook on the issue of foreigners being employed when there were Singaporeans who were jobless, has cited a human resource expert as saying that the unbalanced ratio should not be tagged as xenophobia but...

Coronavirus update for August 7, 2020

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 7, 2020 As of 8 am, August 7, 2020: World count: 18,923,922 cases, 11,436,080 recoveries, 710,916 deaths There are now a total of 18,923,922 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,962,216 infections,...

Netizens unhappy with apology from publisher of allegedly racist children’s book

Singapore—Marshall Cavendish Education, the publisher of a children’s book recently removed by the National Library Board (NLB) for its allegedly racist content, issued a statement of apology on July 21” for any misunderstanding caused to some readers.” The publisher also said it would stop...

NLB removes “racist” children’s book for review, sparks anger online

Singapore – A library user discovered an "astoundingly racist" Chinese-language children's book and complained to the National Library Board (NLB) regarding the content. Since then, the book has been removed from libraries and is under review. Umm Yusof took to Facebook on Friday (July 17)...

Could GE2020 result in the downfall of influencer Xiaxue?

Singapore -- Blogger, social media beauty and lifestyle influencer Wendy Cheng, most famously known by her online handle Xiaxue, is known for stirring up online controversy with unpopular opinions on social issues. Most recently she has come under fire for her stance and opinion on the...

Most Chinese rappers have been silent on BLM movement: HK newspaper

The death of an African-American named George Floyd at the hands of policemen on May 25 sparked protests against racism and police brutality in the United States that spread across the world in a matter of days. Mr Floyd quickly became a beacon for the...

IJ Toa Payoh Alumni gets bullied online for sharing a racist incident where she was called “dirty” because of her dark skin

After sharing an incident where she was a victim of racism in Primary school, one Natasha proceeded to experience further cyber-bulling and aggressive comments from three of her other Facebook friends. In a Facebook post, Natasha shared an incident where she first personally experienced racism....

Meghan Markle talks about facing racism

A video of Meghan Markle sharing about racism has resurfaced online recently after the George Floyd incident happened. George Floyd was an African American who died under the hands of police brutality. Since his unfair death, celebrities and regular people have started protesting in...

Singapore’s Instagram queen apologises for racist post, pledges to donate to migrant worker charities

Singapore—Jamie Chua, who is popularly known as the country’s unofficial Instagram Queen, has been on the receiving end of criticism from netizens for a post about a nightmare that involved migrant workers. Ms Chua, who goes by @ec24m on Instagram, recently posted a photo on...