Jocelyn Chia's controversial video removed from TikTok as well

PETALING JAYA: Controversial comedian Jocelyn Chia’s viral video insulting Malaysia has been removed by TikTok as it falls under the hate speech category, Sinar Daily reports.

A TikTok representative told Sinar Daily that Chia’s video, which saw her insulting Malaysia’s economic development and the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370, had breached community guidelines and depicted discriminatory content.

“TikTok is a diverse and inclusive community that does not tolerate discrimination.

“We do not allow content that contains hate speech or that involves hateful behaviour, thus we have removed it from our platform,” he said.

The clip from Chia’s stand-up performance at the Comedy Cellar club in New York, saw her making crude remarks about the Malaysia-Singapore relationship and referenced flight MH370 that had gone missing on March 8, 2014, as Malaysian airplanes “can’t fly”.

The video became viral on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok at about 2pm yesterday (June 7).

Eight hours after the controversy erupted, she uploaded the video on TikTok with the caption: “The funniest part was after my set the host asked the Malaysian how they got to NYC and they replied Singapore Airlines.”

Chia had disabled the public comments section on the post. It garnered about 300,000 views and 729 likes before it was deleted by the platform. – Sinar Daily

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