Netizens furious after influencer laughs at Aloysius Pang’s wake, prompts apology from grieving influencer
While we saw an outpouring of grief at Aloysius Pang’s wake, it is important to establish you can still laugh and show different emotions from perpetual sadness while grieving.
This PSA was made necessary after a photo from Today garnered some really perplexing controversy.
Here is the photo in question by Today:
In case you can’t see it.
This prompted some really terrible comments on Instagram as well.
Some, however, rightfully pointed out that this was a snapshot in time, and that it seems really asinine to police how someone grieves.
Especially when that someone knew the deceased, and isn’t just a fan or a netizen looking in.
That’s right, this almost non-issue was blown up to such proportions that the person who laughed, influencer Soh Peishi, had to respond.
Here’s her Insta-story apology.
As expected, the laughter was due to friends reminiscing over happy memories they were sharing of their friend who had passed.
You know, like normal people do.
It got so bad that Pang’s girlfriend, who is also Soh’s friend, had to step in and give her two cents.
Here’s what Jayley Woo wrote on her own Instagram Stories:
The takeaway being this.
“It’s only human to laugh, and cry, and smile, at the same time.”
It’s not a drama after all.
Image from Today and Soh’s Instagram