Tag Archives: Sharon Au

SEA GAMES HOST SHARON AU MADE AN HONEST MISTAKE

Au has apologised, gracefully and sincerely, without attempting to justify what she did (which is more than I can say of those who might claim that they're being 'victimised' by political correctness and that 'people can't take a joke anymore'--or worse, say that 'I have many Indian friends so I can't be racist').

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HOST SHARON AU MAKES RACIST REMARKS ABOUT INDIAN GIRL DURING SEA GAMES OPENING

In an audience interaction segment before the start of the SEA Games opening ceremony at the National Stadium, emcee Sharon Au approached an Indian girl seated in the stands. The girl did not properly perform the act -- saying aloud a line welcoming foreign contingents (others before her didn't get it right too). Au, speaking into a mike and with the cameras trained on her, shockingly put on a strong Indian accent, and while shaking her head from right to left asked the girl: "What (Vat) happened? What happened?".

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SHARON AU: IT WAS MY DREAM TO FINALLY SHAKE LEE KUAN YEW’S HAND

I met Mr Lee at the launch of the Huayu Cool Speak Mandarin campaign in either 2004 or 2005. The organisers knew I was a fan so they gave a chance to invite him on stage and teach him how to SMS the code, which would set off the pyrotechnics. So as he was exiting the stage, I said to him, "Mr Lee can I shake your hand?", and he stuck his hand out. As you can see from the picture, he had already turned to walk away but I refused to let go. Or rather, I realised I hadn't let go. I thought to myself that this was the end of my career and that I was going to jail 'cos his security had started to walk towards us.

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