SINGAPORE - When it comes to social issues, expect no less than a brutally honest comment from Tay Ping Hui.
The local actor has slammed British expatriate Anton Casey on Twitter, calling him "a half-wit and pompous fool".
This was in response to Mr Casey's recent Facebook posts which sparked outrage in Singapore.
Mr Casey had recently posted two pictures of his five-year-old son, one on the MRT and the other in his Porsche, juxtaposing Mr Casey's perspective of what constitutes the "poor people" here with his luxurious lifestyle.
Tay, who heard about the posts from his friend, hit out on his Twitter account.
He wrote: "When a half-wit like Anton Casey thinks he can... insult us in our own country and get away with it, it is only right that we make an example out of this pompous fool."
Mr Casey, who is married to Miss Singapore Universe 2003 Bernice Wong, later apologised for his actions through a public relations firm, and said that he and his family are suffering from abuse online.
Tay, 43, told The New Paper that he felt Mr Casey was not sincere in his apology. "He has made himself a victim by talking about what he and his family are going through," Tay said.
"How can he be innocent when he was the one who put his son in the pictures? I don't feel a sense of repentance.
"I'm normally a forgiving guy.