03 Dec '11, 2am

M'sians slam Michelle Chong for making fun of their accent in her movie

M'sians slam Michelle Chong for making fun of their accent in her movie

PHOTO: Scorpio East Productions SINGAPORE'S undisputed queen of accents Michelle Chong has come under fire for the very talent that made people notice her in showbiz. On The Noose, the 34-year-old Chong's hilarious, spot-on impersonations of different nationalities – from mainland Chinese KTV hostess Lulu to Filipino maid Leticia Bongnino – have been largely well-received. However, on Already Famous, the thick Malaysian accent of her character has not gone down well with some Malaysian netizens, who feel she is making fun of the way they speak. The Chinese-language comedy stars Chong as a simple-minded kampung girl Ah Jiao from Yong Peng, Johor, who harbours dreams of becoming a television star like her Singapore idols Zoe Tay and Fann Wong instead of labouring at her job of selling TV sets. More in The New Paper on Saturday (Dec 3).

Full article: http://www.tnp.sg/content/already-flamed

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