People do everything and anything for content these days, but we should always be mindful that not everything is suitable to be made into one.
Recently, a TikTok user Iswan Ishak has successfully angered a lot of people, especially Senator Ras Adiba Radzi, with his controversial TikTok video.
The video was taken in the parking lot of a mall in KL and Iswan can be seen narrating and saying that finding parking in the mall is always hard. He then mentioned his friend Ajib knows of a trick on getting a parking spot in the crowded parking lot, but it’s a little weird.
It turns out that the ‘trick’ to get parking is to pretend to be an OKU and park in the OKU spot. The video has since been taken down, but some netizens managed to save a copy of it and continue circulating them on social media.
The video also caught the attention of the disabled community and Ras Adiba Radzi, a senator cum representative for Malaysia’s disabled community. She demanded an official apology from both the men for mocking the community.
“We’re (the disabled) already at a disadvantage, the society looks down on us, and the facilities provided and reserved for us are always misused by the abled. We all are going to be disabled one day, so don’t you dare mock us. Please apologise now.” she said on her social media account.
The duo listened and has issued an apology for creating such content in another TikTok video. They admitted it is their mistake for not giving his audience an accurate explanation on what they had actually do.
He said that he only wanted to reenact the scenes that he saw happening in real life and that he did not park at the OKU parking spot. He added he should have inserted a proper ending to that video and tell people to not act as OKU to get parking spaces.
“The OKU people have always been silenced and I wanted to speak out for them. However, I did not clearly say that and to the audience it seems like I was mocking the OKU community.” he said.
He then formally apologise to everyone who he had offended, especially to Senator Ras Adiba.
Nonetheless, it is shameful when our country is heading for a developed country status, but the mindset and discrimination towards certain communities are at some point far more worse than third world countries.
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