Close X
Saturday, August 24, 2019
ADVT 
International

Indian-Origin YouTuber, Her Brother Warned For Making Offensive Video

Darpan News Desk IANS, 14 Aug, 2019
  • Indian-Origin YouTuber, Her Brother Warned For Making Offensive Video

An Indian-origin YouTuber and her rapper brother were given a 24-month conditional warning this morning for producing an "expletive-laden" and "insulting" video targeting the Chinese community, according to a media report.


Preeti Nair and her brother Subhas Nair had produced the controversial rap video using vulgar language against the Chinese community.


The video, which questioned the use of "brownface" in an E-Pay advertisement, featured Ms Nair, also known as Preetipls and her brother. A Singaporean Chinese actor appeared with painted brownface in the advertisement.


Uploaded on July 29, it was watched more than 40,000 times on Facebook before being taken down. The video was also uploaded on YouTube and a portion of it was shared on Instagram.


"Ms Nair and Mr Nair admitted to the police that they had produced and published the video. The video was in clear contravention of the Penal Code," Channel News Asia reported.


"If this video were to be allowed, then similar expletive-laden, insulting, offensive videos, targeted at all communities will have to be allowed," the report said quoting a police statement.


In consultation with the Attorney-General's Chambers, the police on Wednesday gave the siblings a 24-month conditional warning under a section of the Penal Code dealing with the maintenance of racial harmony.


A conditional warning is usually issued for the first-time offenders, who will likely be charged if they re-offend during that period.


The video became a major issue a month ago in multi-racial Singapore, with Ministers and Community leaders expressing concern over its intents of offending and hurting other races.


The police said there was "clear evidence" that "such paths inevitably lead to more racism, more racial tensions, and eventually, violence".


"It will be the minority communities, specifically the Malay and Indian communities, who could suffer more in such a situation. Singapore has taken a clear approach, to say no to offensive speech, targeted at race and religion," police said.


The duo has apologised for their actions, the report said.

MORE International ARTICLES

Mia Khalifa Says She’s ‘Not Proud’ Of Porn Industry Past, Made Just Rs 8.7 Lakh As Adult Star, Received Death Threats

Mia Khalifa Says She’s ‘Not Proud’ Of Porn Industry Past, Made Just Rs 8.7 Lakh As Adult Star, Received Death Threats

Mia Khalifa talks about her past career as a porn star in an interview with her therapist. Mia spent just three months working in the porn industry before leaving in 2015.

 

Mia Khalifa Says She’s ‘Not Proud’ Of Porn Industry Past, Made Just Rs 8.7 Lakh As Adult Star, Received Death Threats

Mike Tyson Reveals He Smokes Around Rs 28 Lakh Worth Of Weed Every Month

Mike Tyson Reveals He Smokes Around Rs 28 Lakh Worth Of Weed Every Month

The retired boxer has now entered the cannabis business, in California, where smoking marijuana is legal.

 

Mike Tyson Reveals He Smokes Around Rs 28 Lakh Worth Of Weed Every Month

Pak Minister Wants Priyanka Chopra Removed As UN Goodwill Ambassador For Supporting ‘Indian Military, Modi Govt’

Pak Minister Wants Priyanka Chopra Removed As UN Goodwill Ambassador For Supporting ‘Indian Military, Modi Govt’

A Pakistani woman called out Priyanka Chopra at a Los Angeles event for her tweet in the wake of Balakot strike. Pakistan minister Shireen Mazari has now demanded that the actor should be removed as UN Goodwill Ambassador.

 

Pak Minister Wants Priyanka Chopra Removed As UN Goodwill Ambassador For Supporting ‘Indian Military, Modi Govt’

Won't Let India, China Leverage ‘Growing Nation’ Tag Now: Donald Trump

Won't Let India, China Leverage ‘Growing Nation’ Tag Now: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that India and China are no longer "developing nations" and were "taking advantage" of the tag from the WTO and asserted that he will not let it happen anymore.

 

 

Won't Let India, China Leverage ‘Growing Nation’ Tag Now: Donald Trump

Labour Party Has Become Anti-Indian: British MP On Kashmir

Labour Party Has Become Anti-Indian: British MP On Kashmir

Bob Blackman also said that India has a long-established tradition of respecting different faiths and religions.

 

Labour Party Has Become Anti-Indian: British MP On Kashmir

Alwar Court Acquits 6 Men Accused Of Lynching Pehlu Khan On Video

Alwar Court Acquits 6 Men Accused Of Lynching Pehlu Khan On Video

A court in Rajasthan’s Alwar acquitted six people in the 2017 lynching of Pehlu Khan on Wednesday.

Alwar Court Acquits 6 Men Accused Of Lynching Pehlu Khan On Video

PrevNext