98.7 DJ humbled by support for NS after insensitive haze comment

21 June 2013 / 3 years 4 months ago

98.7 DJ Rosalyn Lee says that she is has been 'humbled' by the support towards the SAF and national service, after she came under fire online for comments she had posted in facebook on Tuesday (June 18).Following the negative reaction to her posting, she made the following comment:"Wow... I am overwhelmed yet heartened all at once at the immense support towards the SAF and national service. Regardless of how we each express our views, I believe the common goal that binds us is the obvious fact that we all care about our country and that we will stop at nothing to keep it safe - and that is something I choose to take away from these humbling exchanges."This had been in response to negative reactions to the following comment she had made on her facebook page: "(due to the haze) The Singapore Armed Forces, too, has "reduced physical and outdoor training accordingly." REALLY!? shouldnt the SAF, of all people, train in all weather conditions and be at least haze-ready? I'd imagine the haze to be a similar condition to that of war where shit gets blown up in flames right? resulting in.....? Thank you. #justsaying"Her comment had drawn hundreds of negative reactions on facebook as well as in local forum Hardwarezone's EDMW section, where it had been reposted shortly, afterwards.Originally, in response to these reactions, she had said that "our defence force needs to toughen up", adding that she believed she had trained harder during her ballet classes than some guys did during National Service.Many netizens felt that she should not have commented on National Service matters as she does not have to serve. Her fans however, were quick to spring to her defence, saying that their comments were unnecessarily harsh. Singapore is facing record-breaking hazy conditions, with the PSI reading hitting a high of 371 yesterday (June 20), well into the hazardous range. Today, PSI numbers remain high, reaching 367 as of 10am.

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