There was an outpour of outrage when it was announced that no action will be taken against Xiaxue – whose real name is Wendy Cheng – over her controversial posts on Instagram.
Many felt that it was unfair that Singaporean politician Raeesah Khan was issued a stern warning for “promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion or race”. Meanwhile, Xiaxue walked away scot-free.
This is sad news, not because Xiaxue wasn’t punished, but because minorities here are going to look at this and trust this nations’ institutions even less. So many of us look at this result, look at her race, look at the things she has said, and then think, “Of course, pfft.” https://t.co/JsD9B860IvADVERTISEMENT
— Message From HR (@hidzdotfm) September 17, 2020
Xiaxue was not issued a warning and no further action was taken since “the elements of an offence have not been established beyond a reasonable doubt”
Xiaxue can peddle her whole career on offending minorities precisely because there seems to be little repercussion in doing so.
— ديانة (@_verkur) September 17, 2020
Xiaxue: Indians are r*pists
SPF: I don't know… Is that REALLY racist? 🥴
— lol (@rovelylita) September 17, 2020
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Raeesah Khan caused quite a stir when she tweeted about Christian church leaders and rich Chinese on 2nd February 2018 and 17th May 2020. The Workers’ Party’s Sengkang GRC candidate commented that minorities in Singapore were jailed mercilessly while corrupt church leaders did not suffer similar consequences. She also stated that rich Chinese and Caucasians had better treatment under the Singapore law.
In response, Xiaxue took to her Instagram stories to vent out her disagreement and called the politician a “radical feminist/leftist” and that Singaporeans do not need such “poison” infecting the nation’s politics. Following that, Xiaxue’s alleged racially offensive tweet about migrant workers back in 2010 was brought up again.
Last night (Thursday, 17th September), the influencer hit back at the “woke crowd” who had been criticising her on Twitter and told them to “suck my d**k”. She also denied accusing Indians of raping people and felt disgusted by such “lies”.
What do you think of this controversy?
Featured image: Rice Media via Marisse Caine/ Source: Mothership.