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Preetipls & Subhas Nair ‘unconditionally apologise’ for tone & aggression of rap video

They sincerely apologised to anyone who was offended by the video.

Nyi Nyi Thet | August 3, 2019 @ 03:23 pm

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Preeti and Subhas Nair issued an apology on August 2, 2019 for their rap video in response to an E-Pay ad.

Here it is.

Preeti & Subhas Nair apologise for ‘unintentionally’ causing hurt with rap video

But many quickly realised that it was surprisingly similar to a prior apology by Havas.

Preetipls’ apology for taken down video exactly mirrors Havas’ apology for E-Pay ‘brownface’ ad

Now, the siblings have issued another apology on their Instagram pages.

Both of them unconditionally apologised for the “tone, aggression, vulgarities and gestures” used in the video.

They also sincerely apologised to those who were offended by the video, stating that they would change the way they approached the topic if given the chance to do it over again.

Subhas also addressed the CNA documentary he was initially scheduled to appear on, while also reaffirming his stance on helping migrant workers.

Preeti also addressed her old music video where she wore a cheongsam, which some had pointed out as being racist as well.

She disagreed with that characterisation and urged those people to watch the video in its entirety to get a better context as to what she was trying to do in the video.

The two were also adamant that they did not create any divisions, but rather surfaced them instead.

“While our work did bring about a discussion about race in Singapore, we know it did not create divisions. If anything, it revealed them.”

Preeti also reiterated that her page will continue to offer satires and parodies to discuss issues “close to her heart”.

You can read the full statement here.

Image from Preetipls video and Subhas’ Instagram

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