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Jocelyn Chia Finally Breaks Silence in CNN Interview, Says Some Contexts Were Missing From Viral Clip


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Days after Jocelyn Chia’s offensive remarks about the missing flight MH370 circulated online, she has finally responded to all the criticisms. While it is not an apology as many have been expecting, she had a lot to say about her controversial clip.

Taken out of context?

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The clip that went viral was obviously not the full video but the part about the missing flight was enough to cause hurt among many Malaysians, especially those who are still grieving from the loss. Since the circulated clip was half-baked, did we, as netizens, have taken the clip out of context?

“Some of the neccessary context went missing,” Jocelyn said.

In an interview with CNN, Jocelyn said that she has been performing this gig for a year and a half now, and there has never been an issue until the half-baked clip went viral.

The friendly rival between Malaysia and Singapore

Explaining further about her context, Jocelyn assured the people that she bears no hatred and grudge towards Malaysians or the country, but her jokes were merely based on this premise.

“Singaporeans have long had a friendly rivalry with Malaysia. That’s what my jokes were based on.”

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She added that her jokes were delivered carefully, and she stands by her jokes in their entirety when they’re viewed in a comedy club. She has also met Malaysian fans who personally praised her for her gig.

“They said they loved my gig, and they clearly did not take offense. It’s a common culture for comedians to roast their live audience.”

Additionally, Jocelyn said that as a comedian, she has no malicious thoughts or any intention to cause harm, because, at the end of the day, it’s all about getting a laugh and putting a smile on people’s faces. 

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“Stop being childish”

On the other hand, the Malaysian ambassador to the United States of America, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said that Malaysians are making a big fuss over Jocelyn’s remarks.

He reminded Malaysians NOT to be childish over the situation and chill.

“It’s like getting upset when someone insulted us when we were young.”

Nazri also to urged Malaysians to stop being thin-skinned people who get upset by criticisms, as reported by Sinar Daily.

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“Why not pick a stone, put it on the ground and then say this is your father’s head, and then stamp your foot on it!”

While the friendly rivalry between Malaysians and Singaporeans will go on, do you think it’s time for us to move forward following Jocelyn’s explanation? Is it time for us to put the name Jocelyn Chia behind or do we wait for her apology (if we’ll ever get it)?


Also read: “It’s her job to be funny” – American Comedian Says Jocelyn Chia Shouldn’t Apologise for MH370 Remarks

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Source: CNN

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