‘Ah Women Go Military’ sparks on-line dialogue on fat-shaming

Singapore — There’s been loads of hype over Ah Women Go Military, which is ready to be launched subsequent Tuesday, Feb 1, the primary day of Chinese language New 12 months.

On Jan 26 (Wednesday), Wake Up, Singapore referred to as out the movie’s director, Jack Neo, for the low bar he set for what audiences might discover humorous. His newest iteration of military life is already being referred to as out for the depiction of a personality performed by comedienne and actress Xixi Lim.

Posting a photograph of Lim in military fatigues, the choice information web site wrote on its Fb and Instagram pages, “The bar is basically in hell with this man. Jack Neo together with his lowblow humour as soon as once more. This character is named Yuan, which suggests spherical in Chinese language ().

I wouldn’t pay ten cents to observe this film. They should pay us for permitting our mind cells rot. The bar is basically in hell with this man.

It’s 2022. Can we nonetheless have to put up with this?”

Ah Women Go Military is the successor to probably the most fashionable (and worthwhile) Singaporean movie sequence of all time, Ah Boys to Males, and is anticipated to make fairly a splash.

Nevertheless, the primary (and highest-grossing) Ah Boys film got here out virtually a decade in the past, and the instances, as they are saying, are a-changing.

Many netizens agreed, with one saying that “this type of regressive humour can (sic) must be cancelled.”

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In a touch upon Instagram, Wake Up, Singapore additionally introduced up an earlier controversy about how the identify of one of many characters,” Amanda Man,” had been modified over potential hurt and insult to the transgender group.

Many, nevertheless, took the road that “it’s only a film” and it’s only a joke.”

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Some identified that Ms Lim herself is ok with this kind of portrayal.

Nevertheless, one commenter thoughtfully identified that even when the actress is taking part in a personality true to her “model,” “it solely normalises and encourages stereotyping and abuse of others who’re like her however aren’t pleased with it.”

For others, the issue is that the director’s humour is not humorous.


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