Sunday, April 8, 2012

Stupid But Not Illegal

FHM is known for its racy magazines but FHM Singapore recently got itself into a pickle when they tried to host a theme party called “The Escape Chapel Party”. According to the promo, waitresses will be dressed in racy nun outfits and they promised a night of senseless partying.

Naturally, Christians in Singapore were unhappy about it and the National Council of Churches Singapore (NCSS) came out publicly to slam FHM. A police report was made and FHM cancelled the party. The thing I don’t understand is why so many Singaporeans seem to agree that the police should “investigated” the matter.

Now I can understand why Christians in Singapore would be unhappy over the party (especially since it was to be hosted over Easter), but I fail to see what law was broken here. It was supposed to be a tongue-in-check theme party. Was it in bad taste? Yes. Should the organizers have known better? Yes also. Is it illegal? No.

Come on, it’s a theme party. Denounce it all you want but it’s hardly illegal. It might be morally wrong to organize it but legally wrong? I fail to see how that could be the case.

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