When actress-host Vivian Lai, 36, kissed actress Kate Pang, 29, on the lips for one second when she was announced as one of the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes during Sunday’s live telecast of the Star Awards Show 2, she never expected that it would spark such a furore among Singaporeans.
Apparently, many viewers find the kiss offensive. Many felt strange to see sexily-dressed female artistes kissing each other. It’s funny how a small little peck on the lips is deemed offensive.
The Media Development Authority (MDA) is probing the incident to ascertain whether it has breached content guidelines of the free-to-air TV programme code.
MediaCorp will censor the kiss for this Sunday’s repeat telecast as some viewers may not be comfortable.
Lai said she was surprised by viewers’ reactions and that the kiss was a natural reaction to express her joy.
I don’t know. Maybe it is trendy to jump on the moral bandwagon in Singapore. Watch the kiss and judge for yourself.