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Taylor Swift suspected of singing songs mocking S’pore authorities

Posted on 16 June 2014

Singapore realised the title of her songs contained subversive messages.

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The Singapore authorities have announced it is looking into the possibility of investigating American girl-next-door Taylor Swift for propagating subversive messages during her recent concerts in Singapore.

Swift performed at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 9 and 12 to sold-out crowds.

An authority spokesperson, Xiao Qi Gui, said: “Two days after the concert, we have reviewed a recording of the performances and determined that Taylor Swift’s repertoire of songs that night might have contravened Singapore’s mainstream conservative values and made a mockery of the government in a subversive manner.”

Xiao continued: “One of the songs she performed is called Fifteen, which we understand is a social commentary on Singapore’s failure to curb the recent spate of underage sex convictions in the last few years.”

“She also sang Two is Better Than One, which we understand to be satirising the government’s Stop At Two campaign in the early nation-building days, where Singapore actually thought it was a good idea to stop its citizens from having more children, and look where that got us now: More foreigners.”

“To top off her concert, she also performed White Horse, which is construed by the Singapore authorities as calling attention to the rumoured long-standing SAF policy of practising favoritism of the children of influential Singaporeans during National Service conscription.”

The authorities said that these songs when seen in this light, cannot assume to be a mere coincidence that they were performed with no intended hidden subversive meaning.

Singapore is calling on the US to extradite Swift once the CPF issue is settled, which will probably be never.

 

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Fifteen

Two Is Better Than One

White Horse

 

 

 

 

 











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  • Lead 905

    If Gold 90.5 FM’s slogan is “Always hear the good stuff”,

    Our Gahmn’s slogan is “Always ignore your minions, but suspiciously listen for mockery.”

  • Notafanbutraging

    Seriously what the actual fuck is this. Since when are you guys so sensitive stuff like this huh. You know there are actually quite a number of songs that criticizes you or your family or your whoever leh why not talk about it. Lol. Retarded much.

    • Chocolatier

      You know this is a satire site right srzly ppl

    • New Nation

      Not sure if Taylor Swift fan or retarded. Must be both

      • Duh

        The ‘or’ is redundant

    • Sam

      The slogan of the site says “50% real news”…

      • abuden

        The ‘0’ is redundant

  • Derrick

    This is ridiculous!
    It’s stupidity so profound that should be applauded for.

  • John

    This is literally the stupidest thing I’ve read in my life.

    • Duh

      And you, sir, are clueless.

      • alamaksingsong

        All these news are just for fun lah.. read the other news titles

        eg. Retiree claims CPF funds spotted at Trick Eye Museum

        • Duh

          No way! Thanks for pointing that out.

  • a true fan

    the better joke for ‘two is better than one’ – snide, thinly-veiled reference to Singapore’s transition to a WP-PAP political landscape.

  • Ambrose Frøg Lim

    This is the funniest thing I’ve heard all day lol.

  • Claudine Julienne Cheong

    LOL? Neither of those 3 songs mentioned were sung. The writer must have had nothing to do that he/she actually took the time to write such an article. New Nation, 50% real news, I get it.

    • New Nation

      Ya, you get it that’s why you are posting this type of comments here

    • YouAreFkingDumb

      are u dumb ? This is obviously a troll article. You are so dumb i cant even find a better word to describe your ignorance. Its really worrying that people like you cant differentiate a troll article and a real one. Lmao retard at its finest

      • YouAreNot2BrightEither

        It’s*

  • Lin

    This is nth but an act of self mockery for the writer

  • ShadowZ

    Isnt qiao qi gui sound like china to you?

  • YouGuysAreDumb

    What the fucking, fuck? Are singaporeans this fucking dumb? or are they doing this for money. Her songs have been there and FAMOUS for a bloody long time, who the fuck goes to her concert and suspect her bloody songs when she’s famous for it because the songs have a love story behind it. Singaporeans, please, stop fucking with our country. Sometimes I feel embarrassed to be a singaporean. even if i love sg.

    • Albert

      This news is fake… Read so serious for what.

    • IronRand

      You think this is crazy? There’s this website called theonion.com . Shit will blow your mind.

    • Ziggyzig

      He probably doesn’t realize the irony in his name either.

    • goondoo

      it is you who is dumb, You don’t even realize that this is a satirical website.

  • hi hello

    is this a joke?

  • Whyaredumbpeoplelaive?

    Hey dumbasses. This is satire news la. Read read so serious for what? Learn to differentiate paraody news article sites from real ones. Gosh. If you have an actual opinion on the article you’re dumber than the content of the article.

  • Guest

    dumb and dumber

  • Andrew Tung

    Just Jooooooooking !!!

  • grey

    It’s just a song, why so serious?

  • Eunice

    Number 1, she didn’t even perform those songs at her show what is wrong with you people.
    Number 2, her mum grew up here why would she be mocking the authorities here.
    Number 3, Fifteen is written for her best friend and it’s about high school.
    Number 4, Two is Better than one is not her song. She was a featured artist on that song. Look it up.
    Number 6, White Horse is about a relationship.
    I think Taylor would have better things to write about in her songs instead of another country’s government. And fyi, her songs are about her experiences so she can’t possibly write a song about sg’s government if she hasn’t lived here.

    • YouAreFkingDumb

      stfu are u dumb ? This is obviously a troll article. You are so dumb i cant even find a better word to describe your ignorance. Its really worrying that people like you cant differentiate a troll article and a real one. Lmao retard at its finest

    • goondoo

      Miss, this is a satirical website. If you think the news here are real, please stay away from the internet…

  • Eunice

    Number 1, she didn’t even perform those songs at her show what is wrong with you people.
    Number 2, her mum grew up here why would she be mocking the authorities here.
    Number 3, Fifteen is written for her best friend and it’s about high school.
    Number 4, Two is Better than one is not her song. She was a featured artist on that song. Look it up.
    Number 6, White Horse is about a relationship.
    I think Taylor would have better things to write about in her songs instead of another country’s government.

    • goondoo

      Miss, this is a satirical website. If you think the news here are real, please stay away from the internet.

  • whyyousostupidIkennut

    Eeyer plis she got no time to mock SG lah, she want give time for what sia

  • Sara

    THIS IS A SATIRE WEBSITE ARE YOU PEOPLE STUPID
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/satire?q=satire

  • Qiang

    50 % real news, true enuff. haha 😛

  • Eunice

    Number 1, she didn’t even perform those songs at her show what is wrong with you people.
    Number 2, her mum grew up here why would she be mocking the authorities here.
    Number 3, Fifteen is written for her best friend and it’s about high school.
    Number 4, Two is Better than one is not her song. She was a featured artist on that song. Look it up.
    Number 6, White Horse is about a relationship.
    I think Taylor would have better things to write about in her songs instead of another country’s government.

    • goondoo

      Miss, this is a satirical website. If you think the news here are real, please stay away from the internet.

  • ec

    singapore doing whatever to earn more money

  • Eve

    Obviously this is a joke. The funnier joke is that Singaporeans really don’t know how to tell a joke apart from real news. 😀

  • Eve

    Obviously this is a joke. The funnier joke is that Singaporeans really don’t know how to tell a joke apart from real news. 😀

  • Vietnam

    ok.. the site title is highlighted.. 50% Real News..

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  • Ace

    If this is real…Then the government is overreacting.

    • goondoo

      If this is real, you should stop surfing the internet.

  • xiaoqigui

    If you didn’t sense that this is satire… the internet is a dangerous place yall should stay away pls it is for your own good

  • jo

    this is so lame maybe u should get a life

  • yuannnn

    Hahahahaa. This is great banter.

  • hahaha

    Xiao Qi Gui hHAHAHHAHAH

  • Swifty

    So they are not going to allow Taylor Swift to perform in Singapore again for singing her own song that the Singaporean government believes as a mockery? They as singers have their own rights to choose their songs to sing during their concert and they are just songs that are popular with the people…

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