10 Aug '11, 10pm

Cross-dressing in the National Day Parade. Our reader explains why the show should have been rated NC16. #NDP2011

WATCHING the National Day Parade is a family affair for many Singaporeans. This year was no different for my family. There was an impressive display from our national defence troops. Children from different schools as well as volunteers from various organisations put up a great performance, as was the fireworks display. However, as a parent of three young children, I question the appropriateness of cross-dressing in the segment on racial harmony and nation building. Prominent male comedian Gurmit Singh, known to young audiences in his role as a male alien in the television series Cosmo & George that airs on Okto, was sari-clad as an Indian woman. Talented male actor Chua Enlai, known to children as a male host of many programmes on Okto, was dressed as a young, modern woman. Was such casting necessary in the context of portraying racial harmony and nation building on natio...

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