May 6, 2022

#289 - Gov.sg Hari Raya Ad pulled after backlash & Goh Chok Tong’s scarecrow photo ruffles feathers

What a long weekend full of kerfuffles! The Ministry of Communications and Information removed its Hari Raya ad after it faced criticism for its supposed stereotyping of Malay families. Is it really stereotyping though? Also, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh...


What a long weekend full of kerfuffles! The Ministry of Communications and Information removed its Hari Raya ad after it faced criticism for its supposed stereotyping of Malay families. Is it really stereotyping though? Also, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong’s Hari Raya post was deemed by many to be “tone-deaf” as it featured him taking a picture with a scarecrow dressed in traditional Malay garb. He later clarified that some people had “misinterpreted the post as portraying Malays/Muslims as ‘scarecrows’”. Again, we examine if there’s any offence to be taken with his photo, and discuss how he can overcome this PR boo-boo.

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Gov.sg Hari Raya Ad pulled after backlash

Goh Chok Tong’s scarecrow photo ruffles feathers

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