Amos Yee has been arrested over his anti-LKY YouTube video
This man (boy?) is 17-year-old Amos Yee, a budding film-maker and YouTuber.
‘Lee Kuan Yew Is Finally Dead!’
What got him arrested?
A video titled ‘Lee Kuan Yew Is Finally Dead!’ on his YouTube channel. In the eight-minute long video, Amos said that LKY was “a horrible person” and even compared him to Jesus Christ because both were “power hungry and malicious but deceive others into thinking they are both compassionate and kind”.
According to Amos, followers of LKY and Jesus Christ are “completely delusional and ignorant, and have absolutely no sound logic or knowledge about him that is grounded in reality”.
Over 20 police reports have been filed against this nincompoop, with the first by student Yuen Wei Ping. Yuen said that the video made “insensitive comments” and could have been an offence under Section 298 of the Penal Code.
A leopard never changes its spots
This is not the first time that Amos has posted a controversial video. He drew similar flak for a previous video criticising Chinese New Year.
Check out Mr Brown’s hilarious parody though:
Although Amos’ Facebook page seems to have been taken private, his Twitter account remains public.
His WordPress blog has also been made private, with only selected users allowed to view the blog.
The netizens react
There were those who didn’t feel that Amos was completely wrong.
#SG50 idea: Forgive Amos Yee if he sincerely apologises and repents.
But of course, there were also those who were not as forgiving or understanding.
It’s hard to take someone with a bird’s nest hairstyle seriously. I’m just too distracted by that mass of pubic hair.
Come sue me, PM Lee!
The very daring Amos also challenged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to sue him for his opinions.
“If Lee Hsien Loong wishes to sue me, I will oblige to dance with him.”
Honey, you will not be dancing. You will be dragged through a pool of warm cow dung that angry Singaporeans will lay out for you. Don’t underestimate their power.
We rest our case.
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