Posted by: wanton me | November 1, 2007

Fucking Brits!

I’m sorry Gordon Brown, shame on your country.

S’pore Netizen fury over YouTube video (new paper 31st oct)
http://www.asiaone.com/Digital/News/Story/A1Story20071031-33370.html
It all started with a British tourist posting online a video he took while on holiday in Singapore about three months ago.

“Get it in gear!”
“2 mph? I can walk faster than this!”
“$10?! Out of your ***ing head!”
“We got robbed, so we’ll give you $5!”

What the Englishman and two of his fellow tourists thought would make a funny video now have them labelled as bullies.

The original video posted up by tourist Mr Bo Davis, 26, was titled “The Slowest Taxi in Southeast Asia” has provoked fiery responses from Netizens.

In the 3 minutes 51 seconds video, the three medium-built guys are seen squeezing onto a trishaw ridden by an elderly man.

Clearly struggling under their weight, the trishaw uncle pedals at a snail’s pace, while his passengers taunt him for going so slowly.

According to The New Paper, the trishaw uncle is 67-year-old, Mr Lee Shee Lam, who has been riding for 15 years now.

Mr Lee told The New Paper that the three tourists had originally agreed to pay him $15 for the ride, but after the ride they got off and left in a taxi. 

Leaving Mr Lee without paying a single cent.

The original video has been removed by Mr Bo, but someone else has since re-posted it on YouTube and retitled it: “B*****ds bullying Singapore senior citizen…

At last check, the video has been viewed over 31,000 times and commented on over one thousand times.

Mr Lee, who does not understand English, says that he was not aware that the three Englishmen were making fun of him or that they were filming the trip.

He has since brushed the incident off as bad luck, saying this was the first time his passengers refused to pay, and that there was nothing he could have done about it.

The New Paper also managed to contact Mr Bo Davis, who said he did not feel they were being bullies at all.

On comments that the three of them had bullied Mr Lee, he said: “Looking back, I think we were insensitive. But bullies, no.”

Mr Bo Davis also believes that the incident’s magnitude has to do with nationality.

He said: “If it were three Asian guys and not three white guys. Would it have got the same reaction?’

Assholes. Last checked that youtube page there were 970comments, mostly slamming the fuckers, and rightly so.
Poor old Ah peh. He had no clue.

Argh! I know it’s incredibly wrong to look at a nation differently because of some retarded morons, and I’m not saying all Brits are asswipes, but argh! Fucking Brits!

And in response to that Mr Bo’s hypothetical question at the end, my answer is yes, the reaction would be the same.
Same fucking anger. Different audience. These are rare scenarios where you find Singaporeans unite and in one voice. SO much so it’s ok to use the word ‘fucking’! Because we’re fucking united! Hell yeah!
If they are Japanese, we’ll go “Fucking Japs!”
If they are local teengers, we’ll go “Fucking teenagers!”
If they are pregnant women, we’ll go “Fucking pregnant women!”
(All hypothetical, I’ve no qualms about anyone.)

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