21 Apr '17, 10am

Singapore Tourism Board rebuffs Singapore's portrayal on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has shot back against American crime TV series, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders' portrayal of Singapore with a brilliantly crafted Facebook post. The series received brickbats from locals after an episode, titled Cinderella and the Dragon aired, portraying the island republic as a caricature of orientalist features. The STB has sent its rebuttal with a Facebook post highlighting the various locales that the series got wrong with a tongue-in-cheek captions that directly references quotes in the episode itself. There were other responses to this debacle such as one by popular local blogger, Mr Brown, who posted not one but two videos about it. STB has been quick in posting responses to faux pas by foreign media, such as Buzzfeed London labeling ice cream sandwiches as disgusting. However, this merely highlights the issue of western media trying t...

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