MDA to investigate ‘kissing’ incident between Vivian Lai and Kate Pang during Star Awards
Posted by temasektimes on May 4, 2012
A seemingly innocuous kiss between female actresses Vivian Lai and Kate Pang during the Star Awards ceremony last weekend has caught the attention of the Media Development Authority (MDA) which says it will now investigate the incident following some ‘complaints’ from Singaporeans.
During Sunday’s Live telecast of Star Awards Show 2, 36 year old Vivian Lai was seen kissing 29 year old Kate Pang on her lip when she was announced as one of the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes.
Her kiss prompted a mild backlash among conservative viewers who are uncomfortable with seeing women kissing each other.
When contacted by the media, Lai said she was surprised by the reaction of some viewers as the kiss was a natural reaction to express her joy.
MDA said it will review the programme to see if it has breached content guidelines of the free-to-air TV programme code.
Two months ago, two Singaporean girls were expelled from their junior college after being caught on video kissing each other publicly in the school’s canteen.