Jocelyn Chia defends MH370 joke, says ‘people take jokes way too seriously’

PETALING JAYA: Controversial comedian Jocelyn Chia has taken to social media to defend her recent jokes about Malaysia and the missing MH370 flight.

According to screenshots taken by netizens, she had replied to a comment by local stand-up comedian Jason Leong who appeared to endorse her performance, by stating “I love this bit”.

"Geez people take jokes way too seriously," she replied to him on Instagram.

Instagram user @suhvrv86 commented on Jocelyn's stand-up video saying that tragedy should not be made a joke to which Jocelyn replied otherwise.

"Tragedy plus time = comedy. It's been long enough man," she said, claiming that enough time had gone by since the MH370 tragedy occurred.

She added that people have the right to joke about tragic events if they can make it funny.

At the time of writing (June 8), Jocelyn has deactivated her social media accounts following backlash from her stand-up comedy video.

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