S'poreans upset over 'joke' in British newspaper article about President Tony Tan

S'poreans upset over 'joke' in British newspaper article about President Tony Tan

An article about President Tony Tan's meeting with Prince William and Duchess Catherine in an English tabloid publication has upset Singaporeans.

According to local news sites, the article was published by The Sun, a daily tabloid newspaper in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

President Tan and his wife had recently met up with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Garden Hotel in London.

The Sun poked fun of President Tony Tan's height difference with Prince William, in a photo that showed all four individuals.

Speech bubbles had been added above both their heads. Prince William's one said, "Hello, I'm his Royal Highness," while the one above the President said, "… and I'm the Prime Miniature".

It was also written at the bottom of the photo, "Actually he's the president but that wouldn't have made a funny headline".

The picture has been circulating on Facebook and local forum sites such as Hardware Zone.

Singaporeans found the photo be an insult and many said that they did not find the supposed joke funny.


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