OK, I am not here to discuss race and language. Clearly, movies or TV shows that make fun of accents or races will not go down well with a lot of people. So they must be done with care.
But I’m here to talk about the double standard and the sheer hypocrisy of the liberals. What they seem to be saying it it is OK for UK-educated Adrian Pang and his liberal friends in the drama elite to say the most offensive things about Indians in a local movie by Ken Kwek- and still have the cheek to call for a press conference and demand the offensive scene be reinstated. But it is not OK for heartland favourite Jack Neo to have an unreleased audition where actors are asked to put on an accent.
I don’t remember the liberals jumping in to tick off Adrian and Ken when the story first came out. Instead, they had no idea what the highly upset Indian chatters were saying and continue to be defiant and arrogant and blamed the government for censorship.
Nowhere did they get as self righteous as now. I also don’t see them complaining when Russell Peters came and poked all kinds of racist jokes at Indians and others. Or even Kumar and his silly Indian jokes.
So please, give me a break. Get off the high horse. It is not about race. It is the elite versus the heartlands.