Reform Party’s Kenneth Jeyaretnam has had it with keyboard warriors, according to his latest Facebook post

Enough is enough.

Tan Xing Qi | September 14, 2015 @ 02:29 pm

Just days after suffering from a crushing defeat at the hands of the ruling party during the General Election, Reform Party’s Kenneth Jeyaretnam just about had it with keyboard warriors when he posted a pointed statement on Facebook on Sept. 14.

The Sec-Gen wrote that interacting with Facebook strangers is “a massive waste of time” and that by making himself approachable online, he might have sent the wrong message.

In other words, he felt let down by keyboard warriors and asked them to “stop insulting those of us who do step out in real life”.


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Obviously, some did not take well with his words.

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His recent behaviour during Polling Day night showed that there were signs of fracture with the keyboard warriors.

Once the reality of the sample count results sank in, he went on and said that “Singaporeans get the government they deserve, so I don’t want to hear any more complaints”.

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The comment smacked of disbelief and betrayal, stemming from the fact that whatever support he gathered online did not translate into votes for his party. The above screenshot is already making rounds on HardwareZone and is turning into some sort of a latest rebuttal meme.

Will his outbursts turn his supporters or potential candidates away?

One thing is for sure, Kenneth Jeyaretnam will definitely be more cautious when dealing with netizens in the future.


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