Racism or freedom of expression?

A quote from Agencies France Presse in the ST today.

'Clay Country Development Corp director Pamela Ramsey had reportedly posted after Mr Donald Trump's election win: "It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I'm tired of seeing a Ape in heels."

Mayor Whaling responded: "Just made my day Pam."'

The Ape was referring to Michelle Obama, implying that she is not classy, not beautiful and not dignified. The mayor has quitted over this racist post.

Is this racist or freedom of expression?


Anonymous said...

This is definitely a racist. It shows the white look upon the black as apes.

Anonymous said...

Aiyah, nevermind Lah..the US can engage Ah Long to help them fix the racist system Lah..or they can juz imitate the Sin City reserved EP system Leh..who on earth wanna follow Sin system when their new president elect DT is racist? ..will DT fxcx that Sin EP system is flawed? What will happen will DT meet Ah Long? (Probably, DT tell Long f#@& o#£ or ...wat der hell r u du-ing ma'm?)

b said...

Everyone is racist lah. The whites are also called all kinds of ugly names by blacks and hispanic and asians. She is just so stupid to do it in public tv.

Virgo49 said...

When Obama won his first presidency, the white expatriates not only Americans in Sinkieland had lamented that their own are so STUPID.

Yet, he won a second term.


Anonymous said...

This is not racist because the remarks did not talk about race but about ape. An ape is an animal or a mammal. So this is either animalist or mammalist, but definitely not racist.

Anyway, freedom of speech include everything and anything. We respect the other party his or her freedom but we also protect our own freedom. You can have freedom of anything but you must not attack me with your freedom. If you attack me with your freedom against my freedom, then I have the right to exercise my freedom against your freedom. For example, you have the freedom to carry arms. If you use that weapon to shoot at me, am I going to say that it is your freedom to shoot at me? Of course, not. I am going to shoot back at you with my weapon if I have one. If not, then I will find some other means to protect myself against you there and then. By the time the Police arrive, it usually is too late. I would have been dead already.

Anonymous said...

Currently human beauty standard tilt towards the fairer skin type though to me the most beautiful women are the Asian women then follow by the whites. But the white girls have generally bigger titis that tend to attract men initial eye balls.