This Week on Being Indian? K-Word and Cultural Appropriation
Vaneesha Krishnasamy, Co-Founder, Unmuted | Deepan Kumar, Co-Founder, Unmuted
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We take a look at a couple of different issues centred around Malaysian Indians. On the first half of the show, we discuss the K-word. Recently, women’s singles shuttler, S. Kisona, represented Malaysia in the Sudirman Cup. During her match against the Japanese's Akane Yamaguchi, a Malaysian politician from Bersatu took to Facebook to make an absolutely disgusting statement. He said, “from which estate did BAM pick this ‘k**ing’ from, to represent Malaysia?”
On the second half of the show, we discuss the recent Foodpanda advertisement. Foodpanda recently released an Indian cinema-musical themed advertisement ahead of Deepavali celebrations. The problem is… there isn’t a single Indian talent in the advertisement.
Image credits: S.Kisona Instagram page and Foodpanda Youtube page
Produced by: Dashran Yohan
Presented by: Dashran Yohan
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Categories: History, People & Places, Film, SME, Markets, Business Analysis, Education
Tags: The Bigger Picture, Live & Learn, Malaysian Indian, minority, Indian, cultural appropriation, Deepavali, racism, Foodpanda, Sudirman Cup,