Tuesday, 2 August 2011

8TV's Offensive Ramadan PSAs

Saw Patrick Teoh ranting about 8TV's erm, "PSAs" (for lack of a better term) for Ramadan on Twitter and even watching them sans audio, I can see why he's upset about it. 

For some reason or another, they seem to think that the rest of us needed to learn how to "behave" at a Ramadan bazaar. The PSAs feature a young Chinese woman "misbehaving" at a Ramadan bazaar. My reaction to these are "Ehh?" Are they supposed to be serious or funny, and if it's the latter... are the Chinese people taking them too seriously and can't seem to take the joke? I don't know. The comments on YouTube are mostly of the outraged variety. 

You've got to see it to believe it... so here they are, someone else has reposted on YouTube.

PS. According to Malaysiakini, 8TV has already issued an apology.