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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Newsflash: Blog War

This post is a newsflash and will not be blogged my usual way. This newsflash is supposed to be neutral and any prejudices are not intended.
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Once again, the normally peaceful south-east asian blogsphere is rocked by an incident that caused a furor between prominent bloggers from both Singapore and malaysia. And once again, the protagonist of this cross-causeway 'blog war' is none other than miss XiaXue; the most popular blogger in Singapore. On the malaysian side, the war is spearheaded by Kimberlycun and backed by prominent blogger; Peter Tan.

This so-called war was triggered by
this post, which appeared in her blog on Sunday, 16th October 2005. I shall not mention the content of this post, as it had been bitched upon in almost every damned blog everywhere for the last two weeks.

Shortly after she posted that post, Kimberlycun launched a 'Boycott products endorsed by bad models of society' campaign in an attempt to point out that "behaviors that are arrogantly portrayed by these irresponsible people and approved by some companies are going to influence our young and impressionable generation", targetting at the 3 companies that are currently endorsing XiaXue, namely Local Brand, Visage and Voxy.

At that point in time, everybody is eagerly awaiting Peter Tan to say something because what XiaXue said is directly against Peter Tan's attempt to create awareness in the public regarding disability. A few short days later,
this post appeared in Peter Tan's blog, a simple, straight-to-the-point, fact-laden article about the usage of the disabled's toilet.

Most recently, according to
this post, Peter Tan apparently emailed to Local Brand, Visage and Voxy and CC-ed to all disabled charity organization in an attempt to stop the mentioned brands to stop endorsing Xiaxue. However, Peter Tan expressed an apology to his "tactless, callous and impolite" actions in his blog.

At this point in time, it is confirmed that Visage and Voxy had withdrawed their endorsement for XiaXue. However, her current endorsement. Local Brand; a prominent fashion label in Singapore is highly unlikely to withdraw their endorsement as its owner; Turodrique is a personal friend of XiaXue.

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12 Comments:

  • eh so news-reporting style.. very good! =P

    By Blogger cyber-red, at 2:30 AM  

  • it's kImage and it's impossible to be neutral. no matter how you look at it..

    but nice attempt. i think you put it briefly for everyone to get the gist.

    By Blogger J!MMY, at 2:46 AM  

  • However, Peter Tan expressed an apology to his "tactless, callous and impolite" actions in his blog.

    You made a mistake here. Peter did NOT apologize to XX but to someone else over a heated discussion in Kim's comment box. Pls read the post carefully.

    You are giving people a wrong impression that Peter admitted it was wrong to write to the companies, which was not the case. We have yet to hear from Peter's stance on the latest development.

    By Blogger PinPin 彬彬, at 8:46 AM  

  • "from both Singapore and malaysia"

    Why is Malaysia is "small m"?

    You pro-singaporean heathen! :P

    By Blogger David, at 10:09 AM  

  • It really doesn't matter. We got bigger things to worry about than other people in other countries being so picky on toilets. If we so love our own country...why aren't we putting the same kind of effort for our own country?

    By Blogger Kamigoroshi, at 10:31 AM  

  • pinpin, if you read his post, only the second part was an apology to Jess.

    the first part was about realizing he was wrong, confessing and making penance for it.

    can't tell if the first part was referring to the 2nd or otherwise, but i don't really bother about it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:43 PM  

  • Anonymous, you are right about only the 2nd part was an apology to Jess, while the 1st part may or may not be related to Jess or XX. That's why unless Peter had specifically apologized to XX, we shouldn't make it appears to be so.

    Since this post is so "news-reporting" like, so i thought i should bring this up since "news" is supposedly to relate the fact without the possiblity of misleading the audience. :P

    By Blogger PinPin 彬彬, at 2:24 PM  

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    By Anonymous pc work at home, at 1:26 AM  

  • Cyber-red: Thank you

    J!mmy: I tried, but apparantly I failed

    Pinpin: From the way i see it, he's apologizing for his actions

    David: Malayia Boleh!!

    Kamigoroshi: Yeah, Malaysian public toilets are pathetic and most of them are not disabled friendly, someone need to do something soon

    Spam: Fuck off!

    By Blogger Flyz, at 2:01 AM  

  • this issue getting dull already.

    wait till her next predicted outburst.

    hopefully slightly more intelligent.

    By Blogger kensei, at 9:18 AM  

  • Visage? What Visage?

    She was never endorsed by Visage. She was endorsed by Kimage. Whose news are you reporting?

    By Blogger Kenny Sia, at 4:00 AM  

  • Erm... yeah

    Kimage

    Typo? Confusion? Blurness?

    Anyway, my bad, sorry

    By Blogger Flyz, at 4:34 AM  

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