First things first, I don’t hate Dawn like I do Xiaxue. I just felt that if she had come clean with her personal “enhancements” then we wouldn’t have had all that furore last year. Having said that, I don’t think she deserved all that flak because at least she can comment on the Singaporean elections (this Saturday!) eloquently.
From her post:
If I were a taxpayer, I would want my contribution of that $100 million to go to estates that need it the most, not just PAP constituencies. And I would want to see my money being spent to upgrade lifts for the older estates, instead of going into the big fat pockets of ministers.
Meanwhile Asia’s most popular blogger’s last post contained yet another bashing of “foreign workers” (I really hate that term, because technically so am I here in Australia). I’m not saying what she described does not happen but she likes highlighting these kind of stories to stir up emotions even more, and she has a track record of being racist. Don’t just take my word for it, the New York Magazine in their article about the blogosphere said:
Self-absorbed travails of twentysomething lovelorn Wendy Cheng. Famous in Singapore, she has also been criticized as racist and xenophobic.
So even far away good “foreigners” (because they are white, see?) who don’t delve into the Singaporean blogosphere like we do, and who don’t hate her just because she’s famous or beautiful (erm, debatable) can see her words for what they are. Words. A blog is made up of WORDS, innit?
Xiaxue can jump up and down about us being jealous or wanting hits but I shall say this one more time: we hate her because of what she writes and the harm she can potentially do to young impressionable minds. Though some ppl who have come across her in real life don’t think much of her either. 😉
[tags]Singaporean elections, Singaporean politics, Dawn Yang, Xiaxue[/tags]