Sin­ga­pore govt ac­cuses YouTu­ber of racism

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Sin­ga­pore: Sin­ga­pore’s gov­ern­ment has ac­cused two YouTu­bers of mak­ing a “bla­tantly racist rap video” in an on­go­ing row over an ad which the rap­pers de­scribe as racist.

It said they showed con­tempt for Sin­ga­pore­ans con­cerned by their video. The pay­ment app ad shows an eth­ni­cally Chi­nese ac­tor in “brown­face”.

The satir­i­cal video, cre­ated by Preeti Nair – also known as Preeti­pls – and her rap­per brother Sub­has, is full of ex­ple­tives and takes on the sub­ject of race, highly sensitive in Sin­ga­pore.

Af­ter a back­lash, the creators of the ad­vert is­sued an apol­ogy which the Nair duo later par­o­died in their own mock-apol­ogy state­ment.

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