Public apology by Justin Wee
Posted by temasektimes on August 13, 2012
I am deeply apologetic and regretful for my behaviour in this incident. To better let you understand and have a grasp of the whole situation, here was what happened. Through an audition, I managed to get into the NUS RAG dance performance team. We practised for 8 weeks or so and last Friday was the day of our performance. So after the performance, there was a RAG party that was organised in the hall and I drank alcohol that night.
I definitely had too much to drink that night and started spouting profanities and racist jokes as shown in the video. Then, my friend from NUS starting filming me. When I was done with all my nonsensical ranting, my friend stopped filming me and I was carried by a few friends into one of the rooms to rest.
When I woke up on Saturday, my friend had already posted that video of me on Facebook and tagged me along with my friends. I was devastated. I had to told him to privatise that video but he did not heed my advice and I was a fool to not insist on it. So apparently, someone ripped the video off Facebook and posted it on YouTube. The whole matter escalated from there. Forums started discussing about that video and negative comments started coming in. And it has turned to this today.
Once again, I am sincerely sorry and regretful for my behaviour. I wish to clarify that I did not mean any of the profanities and racist jokes I had said in the video for I was drunk and did not have a clue about what I was doing or what was going on around me.
I sincerely apologise to all the Malay and Indian communities who are offended by the racist jokes that I had made. And, I sincerely apologise to everyone who are offended by the profanities that I had said. I know that getting intoxicated is not a good enough reason and I should be responsible for myself and my own actions. I am sincerely sorry for tarnishing the name of SIM because of my incident and simply regretful to cause so much trouble for the school.
*The above letter was emailed to The Temasek Times today by the author.