Singapore govt accuses YouTuber of racism
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.