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S’porean actor Tay Ping Hui accused of being ‘arrogant’ after shushing fellow cinema-goer

Shhhhh.

Mandy How | September 16, 02:15 pm

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Singaporean actor Tay Ping Hui watched Chinese animation film Ne Zha a couple of nights ago.

Not particularly newsworthy, perhaps.

Talked as though she was in her living room

But the 48-year-old star was accused of being arrogant after shushing a fellow cinema-goer — a lady in her 60s, who was accompanied by a teenage boy who was likely her son.

According to Tay, the lady made “untimely comments” and “talked as though she was in her living room” as soon as the movie began.

Although she affected other movie-goers, the lady remained oblivious.

After 60 minutes of her comments, Tay finally turned around and gave a single “shh”.

The actor wanted to remind her that there were others trying to watch the movie in peace.

After the movie, however, the lady gave Tay a death stare until he was out of the cinema hall, then proceeded to chase him down.

Tay claims that the following exchange occurred between them:

L (Lady): “Excuse me, do you know you were rude to me?”
M (Me): “How was I rude?
L: “You SHH me!?”
M: “You were talking so loudly throughout the movie. I was reminding you to be more considerate.”
L: ” … JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE AN ACTOR you think you can be arrogant and rude is it?”
M:” I really don’t think this has anything to do with me being an actor. I was telling you as a person.”
L:” Other people was talking, then why didn’t you tell them to shut up? Why didn’t you tell the child in front of me to keep quiet? ”
M: “Seriously?”

Tay said it was at this point that he realised it was a lost cause and walked away.

More amused than angry

To wrap up his experience, Tay expressed that he was more amused than angry.

Nonetheless, he could not understand the lady’s attitude.

“Perhaps I was just brought up to have manners, because I have difficulty trying to understand her logic… Is she upset about being called out for behaving badly in a cinema? Or is she upset about being called out for behaving badly in a cinema and a child wasn’t? Because as an adult, she should know better? “

You can read his original post here:

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If there was one word to describe my movie experience last night, it would be " SURREAL". I decided to watch the Chinese animation "NeZha" 《哪吒》, which was pretty awesome by the way. Behind me sat a lady in her 60s and a teen who was probably her son. The moment the movie began, she incessantly made untimely comments and talked as though she was in her living room, totally oblivious to the other paying moviegoers around her. This went on for almost 60 mins before I turned around and gave her a single "shh" to remind her that there were other people trying to watch the movie in peace. After the movie, she deathstared me till I was out of the cinema hall, then she chased me down and an exchange followed. L( lady): "excuse me, do you know you were rude to me?" M( me): "how was I rude? L: "you SHH me! ?" M: "You were talking so loudly throughout the movie. I was reminding you to be more considerate." L: " …JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE AN ACTOR you think you can be arrogant and rude is it?" M:" I really don't think this has anything to do with me being an actor. I was telling you as a person." L:" other people was talking, then why didn't you tell them to shut up? why didn't you tell the child in front of me to keep quiet? " M:" seriously?" At this point I realised it was a lost cause and I walked away. To be honest, I was more amused about the whole incident than angry because it's really one thing to be ignorant, but it's a whole different level when you are ignorant and don't even know it. Perhaps I was just brought up to have manners, because I have difficulty trying to understand her logic… Is she upset about being called out for behaving badly in a cinema? Or is she upset about being called out for behaving badly in a cinema and a child wasn't? Because as an adult, she should know better? 🤷🏻‍♂️ #facepalm #dontsaypeoplearerudefortellingyouthatyouarerude

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