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[Mothership] A comment about oranges spark intense discussion in S’pore about racism and privilege https://t.co/a5nE67qV7O

[Mothership] A comment about oranges spark intense discussion in S’pore about racism and privilege https://t.co/a5nE67qV7O

This is something that happened on Twitter over the Chinese New Year (CNY) weekend. Oranges A non-Chinese Twitter user tweeted a post calling out the lack of shops operating in malls during CNY. Here is her tweet. The tweet went quite viral, garnering over a thousand retweets. But within that spectrum, there was also a considerable amount of backlash to the tweet. Perhaps the one that stood out the most for sheer shock value was this. Yikes. Disclaimer Before we go onto the firestorm on social media, it is important to note that for this issue, as with most seemingly trivial issues, there were people that saw the absurdity of the situation. But now on to the whole hullabaloo. Firestorm After a prolonged bout of name calling, The Local Rebel joined in. According to their Facebook page, they are a Singapore based “intersectional feminists zine”, who “fight for equality and a...

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