Boy who made rude gesture on TV during NDP is 'deeply apologetic'

Boy who made rude gesture on TV during NDP is 'deeply apologetic'
PHOTO: Internet

[Update, Aug 10]: The pupil who made a rude gesture on TV during the National Day Parade is "deeply apologetic" and has been counselled by the school, reported The Straits Times


You might have seen it by now either on national TV or all over the internet: A schoolboy flashes his middle finger to the camera during the National Day 2017 celebrations, and did so without a care in the world.

Thanks to the internet and everyone who was watching NDP, the boy becomes a viral sensation in a matter of minutes.

Footage of him flipping the bird at the Marina Bay floating platform before the camera cuts away has been uploaded onto YouTube, Facebook and Twitter with tons of comments on various Facebook pages that have shared the video.

SBS - Sure Boh Singapore's Facebook page already garnered over 19,000 views within an hour the video was uploaded.

While it is not immediately clear which school the boy is from, some people on forums and social media are finding the boy's gesture rude and disrespectful, especially on a significant day, such as the nation's 52nd birthday.

However, most found his nonchalant attitude and penchant for being a badass to be rather hilarious - and why not, when everyone seems to be in high spirits after a successful National Day Parade.

Photo: Internet

Although his identity has not been established (it really doesn't matter, does it?), a photo circulating on the internet seems to show him getting a dressing down by an adult, whom some are assuming is the boy's teacher. 

Let's hope he didn't get scolded too badly. Because some of us would probably want to thank the boy for adding a bit of humour to the yearly event.

Now, let the memes ensue.

klim@sph.com.sg

 
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