31 Dec '16, 9am

MOTHERSHIP | Amos Yee now says he regrets making videos about Lee Kuan Yew, religions

Speaking with Reuters while still held in a detention centre in Chicago, Illinois, Singaporean l’enfant terrible, Amos Yee, is a man-boy with a changed heart. He said on Dec. 30, 2016, he regretted making inflammatory videos about Lee Kuan Yew and religions that landed him in jail twice in Singapore. Yee, 18, apparently told Reuters in a telephone interview from the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility where he has been detained since Dec. 16 that the videos he filmed were in bad taste: “I told you, it is hate speech, it is overly rude, it isn’t good activism,” Yee said by telephone from the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility in Illinois. “I completely regret making those videos.” This is a same line he used when speaking with the New York Times two days earlier , where he intends to craft more palatable messages moving forward. Yee said then: “I think that t...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/12/amos-yee-now-says-he-regrets...

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