While many Malaysians are still outraged about Jocelyn Chia’s insensitive remarks about the missing MH370 flight, another remark was recently made about the missing plane. This time, it was made by Chrissie Mayr, an American comedian who publicly showed support for Jocelyn.
On her Twitter page, Chrissie posted a short snippet from her recent online interview with Jocelyn, where she asked the number of casualties of the missing flight, to which Jocelyn said, “200 something”.
To Chrissie, it was not a big deal.
“200? That’s not that many.”
Jocelyn laughed hysterically at Chrissie’s response and at the beginning of the full podcast, Chrissie said that “It’s a great fu*king joke, and I will continue to defend it”. In the podcast, Chrissie and Mayr had a lot to discuss, including the surprising message that Chrissie got from a Malaysian pianist, Cathry Li.
Chrissie went viral earlier for saying Jocelyn shouldn’t apologise for doing her job as a comedian, and Cathryn slide into her DM to criticise her with explicit language.
“F**k you, you ugly white piece of trash for supporting Jocelyn Chia.”
In response to the cry for an apology from Jocelyn, Chrissie pretty much made it clear that no one should apologise for a joke. But is Jocelyn considering an apology? Long story short, NO.
“I think no amount of apology can satisfy them, they’re like a hungry monster that you cannot grovel enough to satisfy them.”
In a tweet yesterday (18 June), Jocelyn made it clear once and for all that you’re gonna end up disappointed if you’re expecting an apology from her. She also said that some Malaysians have been harassing her family, friends, and colleagues, which completely eliminates the possibility of her saying sorry over a joke.
“Do they really think I would feel like apologizing after getting all this from them? I will NOT be bullied into giving an apology. An apology needs to come from the heart, and should not be coerced.”
You can watch the full podcast below.
It’s clear that the apology is nowhere near the horizon, and those who are expecting it may never get to hear the word “sorry.” Do you think it’s time we move on from forcing an apology?