Malaysian actress-singer Chelsia Ng has poked fun at the recent controversy surrounding the Malaysian Women and Family Ministry’s 'Household Happiness' posters, which encourage women to talk like Japanese anime Doraemon character and giggle if they want their husbands to do housework at home.
In an Instagram video that has since gone viral on social media, Ng impersonates the anime character's voice, pointing out that he has a ‘very throaty kind of voice’.
Ng further demonstrates what women might sound like if they used the voice while talking to their husbands, and it... does not sound cute at all, despite what the Women’s Ministry might think.
“I don’t know lah, maybe some men think it’s cute!” she says in the video.
Malaysian comedian Harith Iskandar also waded in on the issue, posting a video on his Instagram and saying that 'Women don't need to put on cartoon voices in their own homes to be heard", and that "men shouldn't accept this kind of narrative."
Since I was lazing around the house doing nothing during this MCO, I thought I'd share some advice to women I found coming from the Kementrian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat. Women don't need to put on cartoon voices in their own homes to be heard. And men shouldn't accept this kind of narrative. More so now, than ever, we need to rise up to be a better version of ourselves. I am a man and I am proud of doing a Doraemon voice. #stayhome #doraemon #perkataanhumourous #womenempowerment