Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dammed If You So, Dammed If You Don’t

When the Health Promotion Board (HPB) first put up a FAQ about sexuality on its website last November, no one knows about it. However, this FAQ has taken a live of its own in recent days when an individual named “Aaron” posted a petition against the FAQ.

Aaron objected to the FAQ as he believe it provides pro-homosexuality answers questions like “What does it mean to be gay/bisexual?” and “Where can my child find support in Singapore?” The petition was put up on 3rd Feb and quickly got over 1,200 signatures.

Seeing the response from the petition, the HPB quickly changed the FAQ, removing some links which would have directed users to some services. However in a case of dammed if you so, and dammed if you don’t, another internet user named Melissa Tsang put up a counter-petition on 4th February against the original petition from Aaron and request HPB restore the FAQ to its original format.

Biggest loser in this whole funny affair; the Health Promotion Board, and I have to say I feel kind of sorry for them. Here they are trying to give information to the general public, responded quickly when a section of the general public objected, and then getting complained at for responding too quickly by another section of the general public.

Sometimes there’s just nothing you can do. Like they say; you can’t make everyone happy.

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