04 Nov '16, 11am

Are we too sensitive over issues that touch on race and religion? Tell us #yourtake!

Are we too sensitive over issues that touch on race and religion? Tell us #yourtake!

This year's Deepavali might have been the most dramatic one yet. Just last week, The Smart Local's video about Singaporeans trying Indian snacks was slammed by the audience for its culturally insensitive remarks. However, that was not the only recent case of racial insensitivity. Earlier this week, people had a beef over Cold Storage's Deepavali promotion . What's going on? A chain branch of Cold Storage offered a special Deepavali promotion on beef, which left many wondering if it was insensitive to Hindus who do not eat beef. The discussion was sparked by @AdamFlinter's tweet , which implied that the sale suggested a lack of "cultural understanding". ADAM'S TWEET STIRRED A DEBATE AMONG SINGAPOREANS. On Nov 2, Cold Storage issued an apology to all Hindus celebrating Deepavali. They explained that a junior team member who placed the promotion in the outlet "had no intentio...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Your-Take/2016/11/Having-a...

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