Jocelyn Chia’s TikTok account is still active but the clip in question is no longer available.
“No longer a Singaporean” Jocelyn Chia may have underestimated the backlash she would receive with her “Malaysia vs Singapore” comedy bit.
Chia herself had uploaded the video on Instagram and TikTok and even the Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia had condemned her offensive jokes.
While Chia at first had merely limited the comments on her Instagram and TikTok accounts, it would appear that her Instagram account has been deactivated.
Her TikTok account is still active but the clip in question is no longer available.
It was reported earlier that she had reuploaded the clip this morning but according to Twitter user @leannascarlet, the video has been taken down.
She said she had reported the video for hate speech and hateful behaviours and a TikTok update at 11.58am this morning informed her that the video was removed.
The clip in question was during a performance at the Comedy Cellar in New York. Comedy Cellar’s TikTok account had also uploaded the clip but that too is “currently unavailable”.
“No longer a Singaporean”
While it is unclear when exactly Chia gave up her Singaporean citizenship, a statement by Singapore’s High Commissioner to Malaysia Vanu Gopala Menon described her as “no longer a Singaporean”.
Vanu condemned Chia’s remarks, expressing his disappointment at her “gratuitously offensive comments” and offering a sincere apology to all Malaysians for the hurtful statements.
“The Singapore Government does not condone words or actions that cause harm or hurt to others and Chia, who is no longer Singaporean, does not in any way reflect our views,” Vanu had said.
It is a known fact that Chia is currently in the United States and is formerly a lawyer.
What did she do?
Chia shared an 89-second video clip in which she joked about various topics including the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on March 8, 2014, while flying from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Beijing, China.
She had also criticised Malaysia in general, saying “F*** you, a**h****” and joked that Malaysia does not have Internet when someone said she would be getting a bad Yelp review after her performance.
We posted this article using our magic Harry Potter wand, since “Malaysia does not have Internet”.