Saturday 6 June 2015

SEA Games opener: Even before racist Indian accent, Sharon Au was 'annoying'

So Sharon Au has apologised for having a little fun with an Indian girl at the SEA Games opening ceremony last night.

According to an audience member:
In an audience interaction segment before the start of the SEA Games opening ceremony at the National Stadium, emcee Sharon Au approached an Indian girl seated in the stands. The girl did not properly perform the act -- saying aloud a line welcoming foreign contingents (others before her didn't get it right too). Au, speaking into a mike and with the cameras trained on her, shockingly put on a strong Indian accent, and while shaking her head from right to left asked the girl: "What (Vat) happened? What happened?". Earlier, she made fun of the girl's name, Kavya, referencing " caviar".

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But the accusations of racism have overshadowed earlier complaints on Twitter that as a co-host, Au was "screaming" and "shrieking" and just plain "sucks".

The criticisms about her voice is ironic considering that she's set to play Mrs Lee Kuan Yew in a musical.

Read the tweets:

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