Racist blogger gets arrested

Last year, I wrote a post about racist bloggers in Singapore.

You’d think that after that episode, bloggers would be more careful about what  they blog about. I mean, come on, it would be pretty naive to still hang on to the notion that blogs are for your own eyes only, and that  they have no real consequences beyond the virtual world.

But, just yesterday, another Singaporean blogger has been arrested for putting up a racist blog. The 24 year-old goes by the onscreen moniker, Fragrance Prince.

When I tried to access the Fragrance Prince blog, I was given the message that the blog is only for invited readers. Looks like he’s wised up a little.

Anyway, some other bloggers managed to get hold of his so-called apology on his blog before he restricted access to it, and according to them, this is what Fragrance Prince said,

Quoted from http://fragranceprince.blogspot.com

Sincere Apologies
Dear Readers,

I would like to express my sincere apologies for any misinterpretation to my blog entry.

I regret having mentioned this entry in my blog which I didn’t expect it to turn out to be like this, I should have been more mindful.

Once again, I am sincerely apologetic for the recent events that had happen.

Your’s sincerely,
Franco

Well, apology or no apology, Fragrance Prince’s words have certainly caused a stink on the blogosphere and beyond.

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3 Responses to Racist blogger gets arrested

  1. CY says:

    Unfortunately, too many of us still take freedom of speech as freedom off responsibilities. I’ve lost count of the number of times I cringed when I read some of my ex and current students’ blogs. As one Malaysian blogger-turned-politician says, the Internet does not operate in a legal vacuum.

  2. blogscapes says:

    Hi CY,

    Thanks for your comment. You’re right – many still have the misconception that the Internet is free, in that they are free to air their opinions as they wish, and without consequences. Perhaps they see blogs as personal diaries, and forget that it’s actually a pretty public platform.

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