Local veteran actor and director Tay Ping Hui took to weigh in on the recent episode where a man abused and hurled vulgarities at a condominium security guard for asking him to pay a S$10 fee to park his visitors’ vehicle.
Tay took to social media earlier today where he expressed his distaste for Erramalli’s ‘arrogant’ behaviour.
He wrote, “It’s about a certain Ramesh Erramalli who is making his living in my country, but thought it was ok to not only verbally abuse a poor old local uncle who was just doing his job as a security guard, but also had the pompousness to disparage 80% of my people who lived in HDB flats”.
He also wrote, “I do not understand why he behaved the way he did. Maybe it’s just poor upbringing, maybe he does feel a sense of entitlement, or maybe because Singaporeans are just too nice and letting him getting (sic) his way most of the time by being louder”.
Tay concluded his post by saying, “Yes Ramesh Erramalli, I know you bought “your f**king property for S$1.5 million…”. But really, So What?”
In September, Tay himself was accused of being arrogant after shushing a lady in the theatre. — a lady in her 60s, who was accompanied by a teenage boy who was likely her son.
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If there was one word to describe my movie experience last night, it would be ” SURREAL”. I decided to watch the Chinese animation “NeZha” 《哪吒》, which was pretty awesome by the way. Behind me sat a lady in her 60s and a teen who was probably her son. The moment the movie began, she incessantly made untimely comments and talked as though she was in her living room, totally oblivious to the other paying moviegoers around her. This went on for almost 60 mins before I turned around and gave her a single “shh” to remind her that there were other people trying to watch the movie in peace. After the movie, she deathstared me till I was out of the cinema hall, then she chased me down and an exchange followed. L( lady): “excuse me, do you know you were rude to me?” M( me): “how was I rude? L: “you SHH me! ?” M: “You were talking so loudly throughout the movie. I was reminding you to be more considerate.” L: ” …JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE AN ACTOR you think you can be arrogant and rude is it?” M:” I really don’t think this has anything to do with me being an actor. I was telling you as a person.” L:” other people was talking, then why didn’t you tell them to shut up? why didn’t you tell the child in front of me to keep quiet? ” M:” seriously?” At this point I realised it was a lost cause and I walked away. To be honest, I was more amused about the whole incident than angry because it’s really one thing to be ignorant, but it’s a whole different level when you are ignorant and don’t even know it. Perhaps I was just brought up to have manners, because I have difficulty trying to understand her logic… Is she upset about being called out for behaving badly in a cinema? Or is she upset about being called out for behaving badly in a cinema and a child wasn’t? Because as an adult, she should know better? 🤷🏻♂️ #facepalm #dontsaypeoplearerudefortellingyouthatyouarerude
According to Tay, the lady in her 60s made “untimely comments” and “talked as though she was in her living room” as soon as the movie began.
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