I honestly don’t remember any Miss World Singapore that creates so much debate. I think it all started with the RazorTV interview. Yes, I have to agree that her English standard isn’t the best. But who says that Miss World Pageant must speak perfect English.
And honestly, is she always like that or just like that during that interview?
I feel sorry for Ris Low when I saw all the youtube video mocking her. Come on, what have she done to deserve this? I quote one of the comments in the video “It is like a group of school bully’s picking on a girl because she is not very bright”. I couldn’t agree more with the commenter. The people behind almost-famous.tv should be ashamed of themselves.
And our Straits Times isn’t very kind with Ms Ris Low too. Someone in SPH named her photo as “sg-stupid.jpg”. How could our mainstream media label someone as stupid? I think SPH owes Ris Low an apology.
Update: Straits Times has removed the picture from the article. But the picture can still be found here.
Update 2: The picture has been removed from the server. Good thing we still have screenshots.
The best part was when Member of Parliament Lee Bee Wah (Ang Mo Kio GRC) said that Miss Low should not represent Singapore internationally because of the credit card fraud. Yes, she did commit a crime. But she was also charged in court. (Although the sentence is surprisingly light) So, shouldn’t an ex-convict be given a second chance? Has MP Lee Bee Wah forgotten about Yellow Ribbon Project? Or is it just a wayang?
Perhaps its time for us to relook at our action and put ourselves in her
heels shoes. Have we gone too far this time? Who are we to mock at her? To label her? To deny her?
I think that it is good that Ms Ris Low has decided to withdraw from the Miss World Pageant. Singapore doesn’t deserve to have her represent us after what we have done to her. Let’s hope she continues to contribute to Singapore in other ways. Perhaps a spokesperson for Yellow Ribbon Project to remind everyone that we still discriminate against ex-convict after all these years.