Are Singaporeans who are easily offended more equal than others?

I follow with concern the recent hoo-hah surrounding the Abercrombie and Fitch advertisement. I am concerned about our private and public governance pertaining to censorship and selective interpretations of what constitutes moral, decent or vulgar. Does this episode, along with many other similar issues we have witnessed, mean that individuals and communities that are more sensitive and easily offended exert a stronger influence over government policy and industry governance? I also observe that when it comes to issues of allegedly contentious morality or objectionable content, many of us are quick to incite accusations against corruptive western influence. This is ironic considering the wave of puritanism that has empowered some of us as prudish self-righteous trigger-happy censors did in fact originate from the West. I plead for a more moderate coexistence of views and i...

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