Thursday, 23 August 2007

Politcally Incorrect Queens

Nothing gets you publicity faster than by being overly politically incorrect.

Take these three ladies for example. They were virtually unknowns who have turn themselves celebrities (in that they're very famous) by simply speaking out their minds.

1. Pauline Hanson (Australia) - "Please explain?"

This is NOT Pauline Hanson. But I'd rather have a picture of Kristin Kreuk than of Pauline

Before 10 September 1996, Pauline Hanson was a nobody on the Australian political landscape. She made international headlines when in her first ever parliamentary speech, she voiced her opinions on (the undoing of) multicultural Australia.

Nice. Read her story here.

She single handedly divided the nation and catapulted herself (temporarily) to the front lines of Australian politics.

Not bad for a Fish N Chip shop owner.

She also single handedly killed my attraction for red-haired women.

2. Wendy Cheng (Singapore) - The Blog Princess

Xiaxue (aka Wendy Cheng) is a multi-award winning blogging princess of Singapore. And she no stranger to political incorrectness.

In fact, her blog is popular because she openly speaks her mind, regardless of how tasteless, selfish, degrading and rude they are (That's what makes it so interesting!) She is really bold and is very popular. She registers almost 12,000 hits a day and has made a living out of blogging.

Her posts on the use of disabled toilets and her opinion on the rape of a Filipina is quite a frightening read.

Which is a shame coz she's actually quite alright looking. I don't think she needed a nose job or needs to Photoshop her photos though.

She's a tad conceited (by tad, I mean very very very very very conceited).

Her most recent scandal was her post "Singapore's Most Disgusting Bloggers" where she openly slugs a 60 year old blogger!

Nice. Nothing like a good old flame war to raise dropping internet hits.

3. Malu Fernandez (Philippines) - Divalicious

Again, this is NOT Malu. I needed a picture of Jessica Alba to offset Malu's photo below.

Malu Fernandez has recently set the Filipino blogging community on fire with her remarks about overseas Filipino workers (OFW).

You can read the article here - Page 1 Page 2.

Then she followed it up with an even juicier post.

My favourite quotes from Malu:

“This time I had already resigned myself to being trapped like a sardine in a sardine can with all these OFWs smelling like AXE and Charlie cologne while my Jo Malone evaporated into thin air."

"Although it may sound elitist to you the fact is this country is built on the foundation of haves, have-nots and wannabes."

Irritated filipino bloggers then joined arms to stop the juggernaut (literally?) that’s is Malu and is pressuring her to resign.

Malu should be worried.

In the past, the Filipino blogging community banded to stop Pamie, an American who negatively critised Philippines' most beloved fast food chain Jollibee.

I don't think Pamie knew how big the can of worms she opened.

She got hate mail after hate mail. I think she's shut down part of her forum because it was inundated with hate comments.

I don't know how if the 'ugly american' incident had ever finished, but there's still hate mail going around. I wonder how Pamie sleeps at night?

In their defense, these women proclaim 'freedom of speech'.

And thats okay. Everyone has a right to say what’s on their mind. Their claim self-righteousness is based on what they believe, what have or what’s been taken from. Its based on life experiences and no one, no matter how many hate mails or death threats you send, can take that away.

Certainly, I’ve done my share of preaching. And I too have upset a few. I accept that. I’m about as wrong as they are right.

(I'll give you another second to think about that last line)

When you state your opinions, it isn't always going to be of everyone's taste. It might get praised or it might get hurled-out and thrown back at you.

But you'll certainly be remembered if your taste is bad.

UPDATE - News just in - Malu has just resigned as a journalist following pressure from the Philippine blogging community (23 Aug 2007).

That didn't take long.


Igor Lee said...

“This time I had already resigned myself to being trapped like a sardine in a sardine can with all these OFWs smelling like AXE and Charlie cologne while my Jo Malone evaporated into thin air."

Did she really say this?
Malou "fuckin" Fernandez. May she burn in hell.

Yankee Doodle said...

I love being politically incorrect.