The original video uploader Jess6366 has put in YouTube another clip where the words shouted can be heard. — 6.20pm
Continued from KFC dust-up and alleged ‘babi’ name-calling
Followed up with Babi belaan selebriti dan ‘pig nose’ Cina
Malaysiakini‘s local news section Komunitikini had reported on the KFC incident two days ago in an article titled ‘Fist flying customer service at KFC i-City‘. (Komunitikini is free to read without requiring any subscription).
“The video turned viral over Facebook and received mixed reactions from the viewers roping in more than 7,300 comments.
“Some see the incident from a purely customer-service point-of-view whereas many point out the obvious racism behind the ugly dispute.”
It’s estimated that the video – first uploaded to YouTube on Feb 6 – has been viewed half a million times.
About KFC i-City’s customer service, just a quick comparison from my personal experience.
At Golden Screen Cinema in the MidValley shopping mall where there are always long, long queues to buy tickets, the GSC management makes periodic announcements over the public address (PA) system that tickets have sold out for movies X, Y or Z. This saves clients a pointless wait, and from developing frayed tempers.
The ‘babi’ slur
One comment (from a reader to my blog) deserves highlighting, bearing in mind that the KFC altercation has been commented on by the tens of thousands over the last 48 hours, and some of the comments taking racial undertones.
Don’t worry about me (I’m not personally agitated or affected by the comment above).
For the other side of the KFC story, see Dr Novandri Hasan Basri’s blog.
Just please honestly think over the bigger picture, i.e. issue of pig fixation and its equation with hated Chinese personalities or how it is deliberately associated with the Chinese race (e.g. similarly, the conniving Jew is portrayed with beady eyes and a hooked nose).
Updated: For nose comparison, the PM in his graphic novel.
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