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Lack of ethnic diversity in terrorist threat ad irks all races in S’pore

Posted on 03 April 2017

Minorities being left out again.

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The ad features zero minorities, causing the feeling that they have been glossed over. Photo stolen from here

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who come from various races such as Chinese, Malay, Indian and Others, are upset they have not been proportionately represented in state-endorsed public service advertisements.

This after locals spotted ads in MRT stations that serve to remind Singaporeans of the need to be alert to the risk of some hidden threat, which features four men who are clearly not Malay, Indian or Eurasian.

This has caused Singaporeans to feel that minorities have been yellowwashed again.

One local, Bu Gong Ping, said: “This does not bode well for racial harmony and equality”

“Worse, even when the Chinese act obscured, they are still so obviously, prominently Chinese.”

At press time, the advertisements island-wide are being touched up to include all the races, showing everyone in traditional garb acting shady as a way to respect all ethnic groups.

Men’s organisation, AMARE (Association of Men for Action and Reaction), is also lodging a complaint with the authorities saying women also have to be represented in the ads as well, so the ratio of women to men is 1:1.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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