Reform Party's Kenneth Jeyaretnam had a 'brainstorm', tweets inappropriate tweet

Not classy.

Joshua Lee | August 21, 2016, 11:05 PM

What a way to knock a man when he's down.

Moments after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stumbled through his National Day Rally (NDR) speech and had to excuse himself to rest backstage, Reform Party (RP) Secretary-General Kenneth Jeyaretnam published this wildly inappropriate tweet (which he later deleted, but not before it prompted massive outrage from the Internet):


Bernard Chen, Workers' Party (WP) 2015 MacPherson SMC candidate and Youth Wing vice-president, criticised Jeyaretnam for his tweet.

Below are a few examples of the outrage online:

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Jeyaretnam subsequently tried to redeem himself with the following:

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Right. His backtrack doesn't seem to do a good job of convincing the Internet.

Not with tweet responses like this:


He may have deleted his tweet, but as Reddit so succinctly points out - the Internet never forgets.



Top image by Jamie Chan


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